Drama unveiled

DAY 129 (12 AUGUST) – Etruscan honeysuckle (Lonicera etrusca Santi) (Greater London)

Some men with chainsaws came to strim away unwanted ivy, brambles and bindweed from my mother’s garden today. And so uncovered her beautiful plants again.

I love that this flamboyant honeysuckle is called Etruscan, though have no idea why. But anything to do with Italian civilisation should be at least a bit showy. Which reminds me of a horrifying but riveting (sorry for the pun) documentary this evening about the collapse of the Polcevera Bridge in Genoa…

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