Category Archives: leaves

Perennial runner beans

perennial runner beans - w
Last year’s runner beans proving that, given the right conditions, the dormant roots will survive to sprout again the next year. The right conditions in this case being a mild winter and a gardener who didn’t get round to clearing the old plants away in the autumn.


Copper beech in spring

w copper beech leaves

My outdoor exercise is often limited to a walk round the block and, although I’m grateful that I can get out, I do get bit bored with the same old sights. And then I get lucky and catch the sun lighting up the fresh young leaves on a dipping branch of the copper beech. There are always new sights to see, if you take the time to notice them.