Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Feed Me Seymour!

I'm not sure whether carnivorous plants are popular these days, but with a name like Little Shop of Horrors , I don't see how this retailer can fail!

One of the few films that centres on a horticultural subject, the 1986 'Little Shop of Horrors', is a real favourite of mine.

If any of you reading this are scared of the dentist (and lets face it, aren't we all..?), have a peek at this link to the dental surgery scene from the film. Bill Murray and Steve Martin (when he was funny) at their comic best!

 Here it is... Yes Doctor! 

Monday, April 14, 2008

It's Pining for the Fjords!

Although I shot these two (with my camera), from my bathroom window, these parakeets are more likely to be pining for the mountains of Northern India, rather than the fjords of Norway.

If you haven't seen or heard the thriving population of these exotic birds flying and squawking all over South London, you must have been hiding under a rock.

It is still a mystery as to how they got here. There is a story about Jimi Hendrix releasing a pair into one of the London parks. Another story tells of some being released at the Pinewood Studios in Teddington to give an exotic feel for the filming of "The African Queen". I believe they made their way through a portal, but that's just my opinion.

What's that coming over the hill, is it a Monstera?

Popular in the seventies, the Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa) appears to be back in fashion. You heard it here first!

Here is a link to one half of 'The Mighty Boosh' comedy duo, Noel Fielding. It's a few years old, but his ramblings are entirely relevant to this day. Never pick a fight with a cheese plant!

Original picture courtesy canvasrus

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Our story begins....

So. Welcome to the world of tomorrow.

For any gardeners out there that were born before the 80's happened, this is a unique insight into how the next generation of gardeners roll*. 

What to expect from this blog? Just a random assortment of garden-related issues. Anything from the hatred of bedding plants at DIY sheds, to socio-political affairs affecting the world of contemporary gardening.  

Throw down those aphid puffers, and join me in my crazy little world of modern gardening.

*That's slang, rather than the age-old practice of rolling the lawn to get rid of ghastly bumps and hollows.

Images courtesy of oldgardentools