Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Pieris strikes again

Nope not the Gunners midfielder Pires, but my Pieris japonica which is happily blooming away with pendulous large clusters of fragrant white flowers. It’s such a great shrub as it's low maintenance. The only attention it needs during the summer is the (regular) contents of a watering can since it’s fully exposed to those UV rays from mid morning to late afternoon. They are native to the forests and hillsides of the Himalayas and like partial shade, so perhaps mine isn’t in the best position. When it’s happy lots of new pinky-tinted foliage appears regardless of the time of year – always a treat!


Blogger Katie said...

I love the way you talk about plants! Without wanting to sound like a dick, it's very poetic.

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