29 Aug 2009

Little oddities

Hibiscus

A hibiscus plant I bought for £1.98. It was waving in the breeze so the photo is slightly out of focus.

I was rather surprised to hear that hibiscus can live outdoors here through winter (snow and all). One of my neighbours has one that is about as tall as I am and which she says is 10 years old. It’s been growing outdoors in her back garden.

I gave a couple of friends a podeina plant some time ago. Yesterday i visited and was shocked to see leaves nearly as big as a dinner plate.

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To put it in perspective – that pot it is growing in is 8 inches in diameter. Photo taken with my Nokia 6220.

By the way, my friends also have a neighbour who has a dog that bounces on a trampoline in the backyard. I’m trying to get a picture of him doing it, because I’ve never heard of a dog doing that…

They also have various wildlife that comes visiting – squirrels, birds etc, and also a fox.

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