Saturday, January 07, 2023

The end of 2022

 I have done a Boxing Day (26 November) tidy of the window box ready for the New Year.  I have coppiced back the sallow stems that died in the summer drought and taken away most of the dead leaves.  The holly is doing well and continues to look like the hybrid I. x altaclerensis, Highclere holly, with flat leaves and prickles round the edges.

To the left of the holly is a young 'wintrer green' plant of nipplewort, Lapsana communis, growing on  the now much decayed sallow log that has been in situ since this project began  This is a new record for WBX.  Other vascular plants include herb robert and tutsan, both of which are doing well.

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