Wordless Wednesday: Primula quincuncis

IMG_20160504_120147_331

Advertisements

5 comments

  1. Julieanne · May 11, 2016

    I cannot see how it’s different from Primula veris. Do tell!

    Like

    • jpstacey · May 11, 2016

      🙂 It’s Primula veris *really*—I’d be shouting louder about it if I’d found a new species—but I like the idea of a new species that only ever grows flowers and a stem in this shape:

      http://www.gardenhistorymatters.com/2013/02/quincunx.html

      as a tribute to all the gardeners that have gardened using it throughout history!

      Like

      • Julieanne · May 11, 2016

        Ahhh, I get it now. Very clever. I like the Harry Potter connection. I was thinking that Quincunx reminded me of Horcrux, but hadn’t realised it was on the floor in Gringotts.

        Like

      • jpstacey · May 13, 2016

        Yeah, that was an odd connection. I wonder how much John Dee-like symbolism is hidden in the films (in contrast, the books tend to sometimes labour it a bit!)

        Like

  2. Pingback: Planting 2017’s garlic | The next square metre

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s