Thursday, 12 November 2020

GPE #8-10 : 'Petra, Scarlet & Savvy star in Murk, Mud, and Muddlement

 Welcome to the eighth, ninth, and tenth "gardens" of the

10th Anniversary  I N F O M A N I A C  Garden Photos Event

 Today's trifecta of triffidery shows that it's not all about the outdoors - after all, amongst other hazards,  it's muddy out there!  These indoor offerings come from 'Petra in Denmark, Ms Scarlet in Devon, and Savvy in California.

 First on the itinerary is the rather slack fair-weather blogger CyberPete - AKA 'Petra - with a 'Creatures and Cut Flowers' display.  Oh, and a promise to blog more often.  I wouldn't get your hopes up, though...

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I realise I shouldn’t promise things I can’t keep but I will promise to blog more frequent than up until now. This highly unreliable guest star walk on business isn’t cute. It’s not working for Dame Joan Collins and it’s not working for me. 

 I do however present to you my second floor indoor garden complete with stray animals. You decide if they’re terrifying triffidery or otherwise.

[You can read 'Petra's post where this photo first appeared here - IDV]

[The state of those roses truly is terrifying. I am shocked - SHOCKED - I tell you! Just look at the state of them.  That water is murky enough to put Devon out of business.  And I bet it stinks, too.  I'm surprised at you, 'Petra. - IDV]

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 Now, across the North Sea (and much of England) to Devon and Ms Scarlet:

Darling, here are two terrible photographs for your wonderful blog! I apologise, I really should have taken pictures earlier in the year when Devon was far prettier.
[Well, yes, that would have been nice.  It's not like I put up any reminders...
Oh, for those who are interested, an earlier-in-the-year glimpse of Ms Scarlet's garden in the form of her unruly bush hedge can be seen here - IDV]
The first is my terrible triffid. Or perhaps it is just a very unhealthy Money Plant. Who knows?! Well, we all know, but let's pretend we don't.

The second isn't strictly a garden picture, it was taken a mere few metres from my driveway. Every Autumn the Welcome to Devon sign is removed and replaced with a giant plastic tub emblazoned with a single word.....

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 And finally, to Savvy across the Atlantic (and then some):

How's this for the day of the triffids?
(Hope I'm not too late, but given my past history, I probably am!)

[Not "too" late, but you were late.  Still, we wouldn't have it any other way, Savvy.  If you are ever on time I think we'd all worry that something was wrong! - IDV]
[I must say, I'm rather taken with this film noir triffid.
Quite sophisticated as killer plants go. - IDV]

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And a little something to leave off with: Here's Aidan Turner hacking through Ms Scarlet's undergrowth to reach her flower.  Or something...

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 P.S. The final stop on our Garden Photos Event tour will be the grounds here at Hexenhäusli Device (and snippets from its associated allotment), so tune in on Friday 13th for the show!

22 comments:

  1. Sweet Mother, Mary of Pearl!!!!!!! Petra's roses! The smell...even one of the bears passed out. I sure hope the beautiful daffodils didn't face the same fate? And Scarlet is to be commended on such greenery. I don't know when I saw more fine greenery with a container in the picture that says MUD. BRAVA!!!!

    And I'm certain I have seen SavVy's selection in at least two Hitchcock films

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    1. Oh! I didn't noticed the passed-out bear! Good spot, Maddie.

      Ms Scarlet certainly has got an eye for mud, hasn't she. And possibly mud-in-her-eye!

      And Savvy's atmospheric shot is just the calm before the storm, I'm sure.

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  2. I HAD TO SHARE A POST WITH PETRA AND SAVVY????? I HAD TO SHARE????? I AM APPALLED.
    Thankfully you have redeemed yourself by giving me Aidan Turner, so I am soothed.
    I agree with Mistress M, the whiff of Petra's dead roses has been carried on a guff of wind from Denmark to the UK - such a stinky image. And, to be fair, it is Savvy who deserves her own post because the film noir triffids are terrific.
    Sx

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    1. Oh, dear. I should have learned from your birthday "trolley on the mezzanine" debacle, shouldn't I? Thank gods Aidan was available!

      As for 'Petra's stinky stems, it's all right for you down there in the west. Who do you think is in the immediate firing line?!?

      Yes, I would like to see more from Director Savvy!

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  3. From the great Beyond..."did I win yet"
    Oh...will someone pop down to Devon and revive poor Scarlet. She simply cannot take so much thrashing Turner.

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    1. Well, I would "pop down" there but I don't have any wellies!

      Our Friend always won, didn't he.

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  4. I can't imagine which smells worse - the putrefying roses or the cow-shit aroma of Devon mud. I imagine Mr Turner smells a lot sweeter. Jx

    PS what are those scary pot plants, Dinah? Looks like Beaucarnea ("elephant's foot")? We have one that is almost thirty years old and is huge!

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    1. So, does that mean you have most of an elephant taking up space in your home?

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    2. The elephant in the room! Boom-tish. Jx

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    3. And now I've seen it, Jon!

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    4. You are such an eagle-eyed plant-spotter, Mr DeVice! Zooming in on that photo from Madam Acarti's blog to peek through our window, indeed. Obviously a practised stalker. Jx

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  5. When you want to say I love you, say it with flowers, when you want to say I miss you, say it with flowers, for they have a language of their very own... so sang the late Mrs Roger Moore. I don't know what sort of language Petra's roses are trying to say but it's not the kind of language I'm used to hearing.

    Scarlet, every Chinese chippy in the world has one of those plants perched on their counter.

    I scanned Savvy's plant picture through plantnet and it gave me a few options, it could be a Nolina recurvata (pony tail), a Dracaena reflexa or an elephant's foot as mentioned by Jon.

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    1. Nolina/pony tail and Beaucarnea/elephant's foot are all names for the same plant. Jx

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    2. PS A Dorothy Squires quote! Love her.

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    3. I think 'Petra's taking social distancing to the extreme and is using the stenchful roses to repulse anyone who comes within two miles of her palace!

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  6. *sprays Febreeze liberally and exits*

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  7. As a walk on STAR I'm pleased that I got top billing. Thank you, dear.

    Wait, this is fashionably late, right?

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    1. Shhhh! Don't mention the billing - you'll only set Ms Scarlet off again!

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