The true colour of the Cotinus

SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE EXHIBITION AND MASTERCLASS IN GLASGOW AS WELL AS ANY OTHER WAY OF LEARNING THE TECHNIQUES. The Cotinus (smoke tree) is a shrub or small tree that grows in the warm temperate Northern Hemisphere. The leaves are deciduous and a big favourite of the botanical printers. It has a strongContinue reading “The true colour of the Cotinus”

From seeds to blue, in the Covid year of 2021, I grew Japanese Indigo in Scotland

Ashley Walker from Nature’s Rainbow says in his blog that “Japanese Indigo, Persicaria tinctoria or Polygonum tinctoria is a frost tender member of the knotweed family. Originally from China and Vietnam it likes to grow in warm moist climates,… ” and for that reason and others I always had in mind it would not grow in Scotland. After practisingContinue reading “From seeds to blue, in the Covid year of 2021, I grew Japanese Indigo in Scotland”