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jillraggett:

Plant of the Day Saturday 19 July 2014
Light is a very valuable performer in the garden and does so much to provide a constant sense of change, drama and atmosphere. Grasses are particularly good when backlit by low sunlight and here Stipa gigantea plumes glow with Echinacea Sussex Prairie Seedling in the foreground. This form of Echinacea has been selected to survive the winter and self seeds in Sussex with white, pink, purple and the occasional orange flowers.
Jill Raggett

jillraggett:

Plant of the Day
Saturday 19 July 2014

Light is a very valuable performer in the garden and does so much to provide a constant sense of change, drama and atmosphere. Grasses are particularly good when backlit by low sunlight and here Stipa gigantea plumes glow with Echinacea Sussex Prairie Seedling in the foreground. This form of Echinacea has been selected to survive the winter and self seeds in Sussex with white, pink, purple and the occasional orange flowers.

Jill Raggett

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newtowngarden:

Wild blackberries! Picked my first cup this morning.

Those look like black caps, (black raspberries) not black berries.  They are very hard to come by but especially delicious.

newtowngarden:

Wild blackberries! Picked my first cup this morning.

Those look like black caps, (black raspberries) not black berries.  They are very hard to come by but especially delicious.

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kihaku-gato:

Not gonna lie, I did not expect my Kaffir Lily (Clivia miniata) to flower this summer, and I was frankly expecting to wait for flowers for another few years (Just one year ago I made a post showing the college specimens while I droned on how long my own was taking to reach flowering age). Guess it decided to surprise me. While it flowers I have placed it on the little table here so that the flowers can be better enjoyed. Its flowerhead is nowhere near as impressive as specimens I’ve seen before, but that could be due to either not getting enough nutrients/sunlight, genetic differences, or because it’s still a young specimen. Either way I hope it flowers on a yearly basis from here on out like some of my other flowering houseplants!

Photographed August 10th 2014

Pipevine Swallowtail.  Never have i seen on in person.

Pipevine Swallowtail.  Never have i seen on in person.

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lorettabosence:

More amazing drawings from the Bartlett Architecture School show, this time from MArch student Louis Sullivan. He proposes a ‘Living Dam’ in which would provide homes for 10,000 inhabitants and: “Together with the integration of ecology, society and infrastructure…is a physical model of a modern ‘hydraulic civilisation’; a community and society sustained and dependant on its control, management and utilisation of water.”

"Whilst providing a store for the national asset of water, the project simultaneously provides a series of tiers, terraces, weirs and platypuses which house a series of beneficial ecologies such as reedbed systems, watercress fields, ponds, lakes and elevated fruit gardens for the water to flurry and flow through, building upon the technology of the Living Machine which segregates wetland ecologies into useful components for accelerated water filtration. The ecologies maintained within the dam go beyond the bucolic, and provide purification and filtration of the water beyond EU drinking water directive 98/83/EC as well as nourishing foods for the occupants to maintain and harvest."

“‘The Living Dam’ is towards a new typology of dam - away from the image of solitary hydrological infrastructures, and towards a model which is not only integral but also integrated with society, which may help alter the public perception of the essential infrastructures and reduce many of the negative consequences associated with dam management. 
A ‘useful pyramid’ for the 21st century.”

http://www.louissullivan.co.uk/index.php?/architecture-ma-y5/project-2/

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