The Public Life of Plants

I’m having another thesis day today. You’ll have guessed that the increased frequency of these indicates that I might need to be handing it in soon. This is indeed the case. I’m looking to get it in on the first of August. But let’s put all that to one side for the minute.

You’ll have heard me waxing lyrical about gardening in the past. I know what you’re thinking: what an unrewarding pastime. You’d be forgiven for jumping to this conclusion. The rewards of gardening, like the nutrients in a good John Innes compost, are decidedly slow-release.

Luckily (for you) all of this agonisingly-protracted joy can now be condensed into a few brief seconds. Observe:


This is the hosta outside my kitchen window. I ask you: did ere you see an aureomarginata so gay? It certainly puts all that David Attenborough time-lapse guff in the shade (the ideal position, incidently, for hostas).

Truth be told, the long-planned animation is something of an anticlimax. But there’s something about the expended effort that makes it difficult not to make a blog post out of it.

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2 Comments on “The Public Life of Plants”

  1. J Says:

    Looks very straight-acting to me.



  2. Doug Says:


    There’s always one.

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