Fungi on dead wood. No space to build a proper trellis for my pumpkin plant so I let it follow the bamboo trail! Caterpillar on the bean vine. Backyard green island I created for plants that I can give away. Most of these are fast-growing and I already have several in containers. In order to house the surplus I've used a large plastic bag, punched little holes in it, then put in waste from sugar-cane, coconut husks and mulch from all the leaves and grass trimmings. There's just a bit of soil here, a mix- ture of sand and good garden soil bought from a nursery. It's like trying out a recipe. A bit of this and a bit of the other and my plants aren't complaining! Grow, bean, grow!!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau