Flowering things   4 comments

Plants, flowers and stuff is a whole area I know nothing about, and whilst I can recognise something that looks attractive, its not something that interests me very much.

Now things that can grow in pots and earn their keep is a different matter altogether. My neighbour has just started growing Rosemary in a pot just by his fence; now of all the herbs I use this is the one which is so much better fresh than dried. I find dried Rosemary and the semi fresh Rosemary you can buy in the supermarket to be very woody so I tend to only use it with things where I can fish it out remove it during the cooking process. Fortunately I have permission to lean over the fence with a pair of scissors!!

I saw this in my garden the other day.

Mystery flower

I wonder what this is, any ideas ?

Anyone have any idea what this might be. Most things in my garden are weeds, is this a weed too. It seems it is some kind of climber/creeper and seems to have crept in from next door, so it might not be a weed.

I particularly like the flower, its possibly a bit more purple than the blue the camera seems to have picked up, I’m sure if I was into editing photos I’d know a trick to darken the colour a bit; but I’m not so no. If anyone knows what this is, please let me know. It may be quite common.

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Posted September 12, 2012 by bluonthemove in Publishing, Wimbledon

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4 responses to “Flowering things

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  1. Looks like a passion flower to me. I had one but no idea where or why it went.

    I had rosemary (parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme etc) in Spain but can you believe the pesky thing died on me? Really. I would have thought it would have stood up to a little Spanish sun.

    Contrast or saturation would darken up the flower. Depending on your programme of course.

    • I’ve recently downloaded a public domain freeware program for the PC called Paint (not Microsoft Paint) which looks pretty good but as a novice…… I don’t do much picture stuff on the Mac, but when I do I use Seashore which is pretty good too.

      • I only use a PC when Hal (MacBookPro) gets sulky, which normally the darling doesn’t. Touches wood and strokes Hal quickly. I use the software that came with my Canon Powershot for any limited fiddling I do.

        Anyways, if you haven’t already looked http://www.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=passion+flower&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=X&oi=image_result_group

        I did think about taking your pic and fiddling with it (people have done that for me), but I reckon you can work it out yourself. What you don’t want to do is lighten or brighten it. You just need the depth to get more pronounced colour. Either that or fiddle with some of the colour options, which I think are far too time-consuming for a non-fiddler like me.

        I might look up Seashore. That last link you gave about finding pix elsewhere was excellent.

  2. My mum has this in her garden, I will find out for you!

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