Floral Dairy - Summer Edition


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Summer has come and gone. It is the beginning of Autumn. You can feel the chill in the morning and at night. So it is time for my Summer edition of the Floral Dairy, which is a document of our garden’s journey through the year. It also reflects the hard work of my wife. It includes flowers in our neighbourhood as well as our home city, London.

But I strongly suggest that you watch the download version and watch it on a PC at home, as the Powerpoint contains some of the more exotic animations with can only be viewed on the PC with the latest Powerpoint Viewers.

Seeing these flowers make life a little more acceptable. It reminds us how much human has changed the world by introducing new species to new places. It is also a story how of human has changed evolution, introducing new varieties and species of plants. It is an evidence that globalisation does not confine to commerce and industry alone. Ecology is going global.

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  • Thanks everyone for their support. Sardanas, you should drop me a message. I am more than happy to show you and your family around London. Henley-on-Thames is a very English town and very pretty too. Good choice.
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  • Beautiful work Jerry, thanks so much.
    I have just been to Henley On Thames last week a little chilly but
    marvel place. Have a lovely weekend.
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  • thank you Jerry. I liked that you included the names of the flowers.
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  • Superb,I can practically smell these flowers,thank you Jerry.
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  • Yes, I love Spain and its flora. I shall keep my eyes open for the next 3 months to see if I cam come up with more varieties. Thanks Carmen.
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  • This is a series of photos taken in our garden and around London to record the floral changes as the year progress. It shows the varieties of flowers that can be grown in London.
  • Floral Dairy - Summer Edition

    1. 1. A Floral Diary Flowers from our garden and London 2014 First created 11 Apr 2014. Version 2.0 - 20 Aug 2014. Jerry Tse. London. Azalea All rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Available free for non-commercial, educational and personal use.
    2. 2. February Spring Clivia, the first flowers I saw for the year. Clivia is very common in Malaysia. Originally they are from South Africa.
    3. 3. March Crocus (genus – Crocus). It is the sign of Spring.
    4. 4. March Magnolia (genus – Magnolia) an early flowering tree even before the leaves appear. The flowers are large.
    5. 5. March White Cherry blossom (Genus – Prunus) and other ‘spring’ blossom of flowering trees are common sights in many part of the world.
    6. 6. March Red Robin - Photinia
    7. 7. April Periwinkle – Vinca (Wild flower)
    8. 8. April Three-cornered Leek or Wild garlic – Allium (Wild flower)
    9. 9. April Yellow Crown Imperial - Fritillaria
    10. 10. April Orange Crown Imperial - Fritillaria
    11. 11. April Sweet pepperbush or Summersweet - Clethra
    12. 12. April Pink Camellia - Camillia
    13. 13. April White Camellia - Camillia
    14. 14. April Pinkish Multi-layers Tulip - Tulipa
    15. 15. April Red Tulip - Tulipa
    16. 16. April Pleniflora – Kerria Japonica
    17. 17. April Phalaenopsis Orchid - Orchis
    18. 18. Summe r Common Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) produces small nodding flowers on a one-side inflorescence. May
    19. 19. May Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants. It was first discovered in the Caribbean island about 300 years ago. Today their flowers can be found all over the world.
    20. 20. May The herb, chives belongs to the edible onion genus. It flowers in late spring and early summer.
    21. 21. May Iris germanica grows from a rhizome. It flowers between April to June.
    22. 22. May An osteospermum cultivar, commonly called a Whirligig or Spoon Daisy with its distinctive petals.
    23. 23. May Then the Rhododendron began to flower. First to appear was the pink rhododendron.
    24. 24. May An inflorescence of white rhododendron.
    25. 25. May Soon the golden yellow azalea followed. Azalea is closely related to rhododendron. They belong to the same plant family. It is difficult to tell them apart. You have to look at the leaves and count the stigmas.
    26. 26. May The mauve colour rhododendron variety.
    27. 27. May Geranium, a sign of early Summer has arrived.
    28. 28. May Choisya Ternate Sundance flowers only for a short period of time. They are native to New Mexico, Texas & Mexico.
    29. 29. May This is also an osteospermum, often called the African Daisy, with colourful flowers and dark green leaves.
    30. 30. May In mid-May we began to see the peony (Genus – Paconia). This is a traditional variety. Peony is a large flower.
    31. 31. May A new variety of peony, with spherical flower and feathery centre.
    32. 32. May Blue and white iris (Genus – Iris). Most common garden varieties grow from rhizomes.
    33. 33. May White and yellow Dutch iris (Genus – Iris). They grow from bulbs. Natives to Western Europe, Algeria and Tunisa.
    34. 34. May Blue and yellow Spanish iris is similar to the ‘Dutch’ variety.
    35. 35. June Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) native to southern Africa in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.
    36. 36. May Rose (Genus – Rosa) is a perennial woody shrub. This is the Amber Flush variety.
    37. 37. June Carnation (Genus – Dianthus) probably native to the Mediterranean region. It has been cultivated for the last 2000 years
    38. 38. June Crimson Pixie Asiatic Lily (Genus – Lilium).
    39. 39. Jun Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) with its typical poppy capsule in the middle of the flower.
    40. 40. June Dahlia (Genus – Dahlia) originally from Mexico, but also Central America and Colombia.
    41. 41. July Begonia with white rims (Genus – Begonia) native to moist subtropical and tropical climates.
    42. 42. July Bumble bee and lavender (Genus - Lavandula). Commercially cultivated for the extraction of essential oils.
    43. 43. July Copper King Lily is a Trumpet Lily. This variety is called the African Queen.
    44. 44. July Red Hot Poker (Genus – Kniphofia) native to Africa. The flowers produce copious nectar while blomming.
    45. 45. July Hebe ‘Paula’ (Genus – Hebe) native to New Zealand, French Polynesia, the Falkland Islands and South America.
    46. 46. July Delosperma cooperi (Genus Delosperma) commonly called Trailing Iceplant or “Pink Carpet” is a dwarf perennial plant, native to South Africa.
    47. 47. July Blue hydrangea (Genus – Hydrangea) native to Southern and eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas and Indonesia).
    48. 48. July Yellow Buttercups (Genus Ranunculus) poisonous to cows and other livestock. “Coyote’s Eyes” in America.
    49. 49. July Pink Sweet Flowers (Lathyrus Latifolius) also called Pearl Pink is a nitrogen fixing plant therefore it grows easily.
    50. 50. July Nerium oleander is toxic especially to dog and human. It is the most poisonous garden flowering plant.
    51. 51. July Honeysuckles (Genus – Lonicera) are arching shrubs or twining vines. Approxiemate 100 species out of the total of 180 species occur in China.
    52. 52. July African Lily (Agapanthus Africanus) natives of the Cape of Good Hope.
    53. 53. July Gazania (Genus) Daybreak Bright Yellow, native to Southern Africa. They are large composite flowers.
    54. 54. July Bougainvillea (Genus – Bougainvillea) is a vine, native to South America from Brazil west to Peru and south to Argentina.
    55. 55. July Yellow dahlia. Dahlia is native to Mexico and it is the official national flower.
    56. 56. July A garden rose after rain.
    57. 57. July Roses.
    58. 58. The End All rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Available free for non-commercial, educational and personal use. Music – My HeartWill Go On, Artist not known Regent’s Park, London. 2014 Summer edition