Windy, is what it is. Yesterday afternoon my big sister got cut off FB messenger by a power cut, she’s in NE Scotland under a red warning for wind. I don’t like wind.
Six things in the garden right now only interests me if I can see it from indoors. Most of these are from yesterday but won’t have changed a lot, and certainly not for the better. I just ventured out, it’s not pleasant.
Wind. It’s happening, in the garden, right now. How to capture it is the challenge.
Photographic studio. I am working on the records of one of the National Collections of Camellias and have been photographing shoots, foliage sometimes being useful when trying to identify Camellias, there being so many with very similar flowers. I’m doing it with a 5mm grid as background, the greenhouse is fairly well and evenly lit, if a little cramped.
Talking of Camellias, I’d been waiting for a couple of seed pods on my C. reticulata seedling to start to splitting but missed the moment. Yesterday they were fully open and I had to scrabble about on the ground looking for the seeds. Fortunately camellia seeds are big. I’ll sow them but I’m not sure why.
Correa cv. There’s a house down the road where they’ve had a Correa growing and flowering well for four or five years so I knocked the door and asked for a cutting. That was a couple of years back and it’s grown well but is still in the greenhouse. I’ll plant it in the spring. It’s doing its best but doing it behind dirty and reflective glass. I don’t know what variety it is.
While I had the camera set up, and seeing that there was nothing outstanding around, just odd flowers dotted about, I picked a selection and did a montage.
Continuing to play in the shelter of the glasshouse, I did this stacked image of Hydrangea serrata ‘Fuji-no-taki’. It has double flowers but it’s only when you look closely that you see the petals are actually spaced along the stem. It starts out greenish, turns white, then back to green with red tints. All on a plant that is still not two feet high after at least ten years.
And that’s your lot. We had our booster jabs yesterday and I’m feeling a bit achy this morning. A day for hunkering down and staying warm. There’ll be plenty of sixes to browse, with links in the usual place, though the man himself may be expected to have his attention elsewhere.