I find ivy fascinating, it seems to grow so fast and it latches onto every nook and cranny that it can find, spreading its decorative leaves and vines far and wide. It looks pretty and can add a natural touch to a home, until it starts to feel like its taking over that is.
I’ve seen the Venus flytrap plant on television and in books and have always thought of them as quite unusual looking, almost alien, so when I saw this plant for myself I was quite excited and dare I say a bit creeped out! The sharp ‘teeth’ look ready to clamp shut on anything that gets close enough and as tempting as it was I managed to keep my fingers away.
This plant is called Zingiber spectabile or beehive ginger and the interesting yellow, round leaves all the way down helps keep its upright and solid. I like how the pale yellow contrasts against the dark green backdrop making it really stand out.
I’m not sure what tree these curly wisps are from but I think they make a really interesting picture with lots of detail drawing the eye. This image is in colour but at first glance looks black and white, giving it a wintry feel.
The strawberry plants we bought from the garden centre are coming along nicely, the flower blossoms and the beginnings of fruit in this photo are a good sign and I can’t wait until they grow, ripen and are ready to eat