Well it seems like the cold nights are going to be with us more frequently now, so it was time to, using that charming American term, winterise the bogs, I don't normally do this till December around Xmas but I was having a bit of a tidy in the garden and needed relocate some of the surplus material. As you may be able to see the majority of the old growth on the plants is kept on for protection over winter then fern fronds bits of pruned cypress tres and Dickensonia Antarctica fronds, are initially sort of woven between the less hardy plants and then overlaid with whatever are spare. This allows air passage between the plants but creates an air layer between the rhizomes and ambient. The fronds do compact somewhat over the winter with the weather, particularly snow, but the lower portions of the pitchers often still green and having some resilience keep them from compacting flat and creating a wet gooey mess, plus the fronds don't decompose very quickly so retain a fairly open texture. It really isn't as random as it looks with psittacina, minors, venosa and VFTs getting the most attention and then the leucophylla, most of the other species are (during normal winters) hardy enough to look after themselves. The covering will get removed in March around the first day of spring when the plants will get divided and growth starts in April and May but generally flowering in late May or more likely June.
fredg: I don't think Roger knows how the Y's are worn during the ceremony
Sept 15, 2021 11:00:25 GMT
dvg: Nuances are lost on the uninitiated...
Sept 15, 2021 14:24:02 GMT
dvg: ...where the Ys are worn notwithstanding, there is a lot to consider - inside out, upside down, turned backwards, at halfmast, waistband rolled in or out, the tilt, and all of the combinations and permutations of these subtleties and others not mentioned
Sept 15, 2021 15:33:54 GMT
dvg: It's a lot to take in
Sept 15, 2021 15:34:27 GMT
dvg: It's truly saddening to me that we've made headlines due to an inept and unaccountable provincial government, paralyzed by politics...
Sept 15, 2021 16:42:32 GMT