Tag Archives: iris


9 May

london 4.24pm rain 12C thursday 2019

our gardener for the estate must have quite a lot of seeds of this variety of iris, because they are growing in a lot of planters dotted around  the courtyard near my block. 


17 May

london 4.01pm 19C sunny thursday 2018


first iris of the year

17 Apr

london friday 2015 5pm

i was walking past and saw this two irises, such a surprise. they are a bit early to be blooming, at least to my way of thinking, as i associate them with summer plants. 

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this private garden square in pimlico has loads of camelias, but as u can see, they are in the background and quite far from the fence. so many different varieties of camelias too.

i got a booklet in the post about the disruptions that will be caused to every road user due to the start of roadworks to build the east-west cycle superhighway. it will be segregated cycle paths all the way. the video in that website gives u a good idea of what it will be like when finished. though funny enough it ends at parliament square, and i lost track of the cycle path. it looks like they are not clear where it goes after that. the space covering st james park and green park has no indication of the cycle path. haha.  

(i noticed one thing about those two way cycle paths. they are narrow and can only take one bike, so if u are a fast racer u will have to go onto the other oncoming lane to overtake and it might be frustrating if that other lane is busy too. in rush hour, one lane will be crowded whilst the other will not, and there will be lots of fast racers overtaking each other. i can foresee lots of bicycle rages and crashes in future. though what might actually happen is that fast racers will just avoid it and make their own way. i can envisage lots, not only fast racers, will make the shortcut from charing cross bridge junction to trafalgar square and through admiralty arch , up the Mall to buckingham palace , by passing having to go through that long detour via parliament square. it will make trafalgar square even more crowded than it is allready, but there u are haha). 

the path starts again at hydepark corner, and that is a real bottle neck, when we had the naked bike ride last year  we were supposed to cross that junction to wellington arch but that junction has so many cars wanting to cross it all at once, in the end, everyone just dispersed into the greenery around there. one wonders how the superduper cycle path will negotiate that bit, without causing a huge backup of traffic. 

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more bus delays i guess. and closing of some bus stops, and relocating them further away. that will be how it will affect me who is a bus user, but car drivers will be affected too. ah well, it is part and parcel of living in a big city, i suppose.

everyone wants to use the roads, it is why we have elected officials to run the city, to make sure it is even handed in catering to all these groups of users. but i foresee rows of traffic cones all over the place. haha.