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Category Archives: Plants and Gardens

Uncle Davey’s Cyprus #4/6 – A Walk to Amathus


Original YT playout date: 17 May 2008
Duration: 13:41

This sunken ancient port near to today’s Limassol is barely visible through the waves but the walk there from the hotel reveals several natural curiosities, as this fourth video in my Cyprus series shows.
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Uncle Davey’s Cyprus #2 In and Around the Mediterranean Beach hotel


Original YT playout date: 3 May 2008
Duration: 11:52

“Part Two of my Cyprus series – and I put the new camera through its paces to see whether I could compete with these “”papirazzi”” types…

Would I recommend this hotel? Yes I would. I am likely to come back on my own budget with my family, at some point.”
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Firebugs and Anemones


Original YT playout date: 15 April 2008
Duration: 5:01

I have made better films and photos of the firebug, which is very frequently found in Warsaw, these ones next to the Warsaw office, on the parking space paving blocks we ourselves unpacked all those years earlier.

Find out the reason for the unusual Polish common name of this insect “tramway”…

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Parasol mushrooms


Original playout date: 22 December 2007
Duration: 1:54

“This is one from the early Autumn on the terrace.

If there’s one thing that doesn’t fly on youtube it’s anything to do with gardens or gardening videos, but despite that, here I go uploading another one. Will I ever learn? Maybe in 2008, but it’s still 2007 now, and I gotta upload off my material or just dump it, and I thought someone out there might, by some odd chance, take an interest in these fine fungi.

By the way, I say, I say, I say: why did the parasol mushroom get invited to all the best parties? Because he was a “”fun guy”” to be with!”
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Good fellers?


Original playout date: 11 September 2007
Duration: 3:28

Tree felling going on in a Warsaw park. I can’t get in to work, but at least I can make the best of the situation by making a short film recording my thoughts on the subject.
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Looking at Plants 2/2


Original playout date: 25 August 2007
Duration: 7:33

A lovely gallery, in fact looking back on it I think it is better than I reckoned to it at the time, and of course both Sara and sophie are on this, as indeed is first wife Izabella and Irina.
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Looking at Plants 1 of 2


Original playout date: 10 August 2007
Duration: 11:09

29th July was the date we looked at the Plants in Powsin Botanica Gardens, although it was uploaded a couple of weeks later.
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Huliganov’s “Doom and Gloom”


Original playout date: 7 August 2007
Duration: 2:16

Huliganov begins by quoting Keats’ Ode to Autumn in a lovely Autumn scene, but there’s a twist. It’s mid summer, and the chestnut tree shows both the signs of Autumn and the signs of Spring.
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Gardenvid #1 in the deep mid April


Playout date: 6 May 2007
Duration: 10:00

This was going to be a series of gardening videos and in fact it didn’t turn into a series in the sense that I normally do it. I might still do a gardening series one day, if only I could get the hang of gardening…
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Masz Ochotę – here you have Ochota!


Playout date: 2 April 2007
Duration: 8:08

I hope you enjoy the gallery part, showcasing photos of mine taken on a Spring walk like a hanami, with Sophie, feeding the birds in Szczesliwicki Park. Here you have Ochota in a nutshell, the part of Warsaw where we live, its charming mix of the drab post-socialist, the timeless park, and the new developments.
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