Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland

How about a ‘Black’ competition

October 22, 2009
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Category: Non-Daffodil

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On a dull, dank, dismal day even Black can be cheering. Who can post pictures of flowers or fruits blacker than these?
The Rhodochiton is a clinging, scrambling favourite that flowers all the summer and autumn months and the ‘Black Hamburg’
grapes in the daffodil tunnel provide a delicious and  enticing refuge from the constant rain of recent days. And there are also
 little daffodils in flower being battered by wind and rain. A few pics to come.
Brian D.

5 responses to “How about a ‘Black’ competition”

  1. J Drew Mc Farland says:


    Darn it — the wild grapes are already done here, and it was a bad year for the elderberries…I may have to search though.  Very nice pictures!
    In a message dated 22-Oct-09 12:38:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  title= writes:

    On a dull, dank, dismal day even Black can be cheering. Who can post pictures of flowers or fruits blacker than these?
    The Rhodochiton is a clinging, scrambling favourite that flowers all the summer and autumn months and the ‘Black Hamburg’
    grapes in the daffodil tunnel provide a delicious and  enticing refuge from the constant rain of recent days. And there are also
     little daffodils in flower being battered by wind and rain. A few pics to come.
    Brian D.


  2. J Drew Mc Farland says:

    Brian — you have me beat on black this late in the season, but the Giant Puffball is a pretty good representative on the white end of the spectrum this time of year.  This one is still rather small.  -Drew Mc Farland.
    In a message dated 22-Oct-09 12:38:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  title= writes:

    On a dull, dank, dismal day even Black can be cheering. Who can post pictures of flowers or fruits blacker than these?
    The Rhodochiton is a clinging, scrambling favourite that flowers all the summer and autumn months and the ‘Black Hamburg’
    grapes in the daffodil tunnel provide a delicious and  enticing refuge from the constant rain of recent days. And there are also
     little daffodils in flower being battered by wind and rain. A few pics to come.
    Brian D.


  3. Linda Wallpe says:

    Drew –
    Did you pick that puffball and fry it up with some garlic and olive oil?
    Linda W.

  4. Vijay Chandhok says:

    Brian, 

    There are some leaves of ” Sweat Gum” tree which may be that color in a few days but this dahlia just before frost  got close.
    Vijay

  5. J Drew Mc Farland says:


    Not a fan myself!   I think the practice in these parts is fried in butter with a light batter.
    In a message dated 10/23/2009 5:54:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  title= writes:

    Drew –
    Did you pick that puffball and fry it up with some garlic and olive oil?
    Linda W.