Tuesday 11 April 2023

A to Z challenge 2023 – K is for . . .


A to Z challenge 2023 – K is for . . .

My theme for this challenge is Nature in all much of her wonderful diversity. My posts will reflect the fact that I am resident in the south of England.

All photographs in this post are the property of the writer.

K is for KISS


Keep It Simple, Silly


Kenilworth Ivy (Cymbalaria muralis)

Also known as ivy-leaved toadflax, pennywort, wandering sailor

Low-growing creeping trailing perennial

Spreads everywhere


Kerria japonica (Japanese rose)

 Vigorous, deciduous spring shrub, flowering from March to May and sometimes again in the summer.

Easily propagated from cuttings


Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Often seen hovering beside roadside verges, hunting for small mammals



  1. Kestrels like small mammals, so best to keep your pup and kittens close to you.

    1. Kestrels are quite small. I think they're safe;-)

  2. The Japanese Rose is very pretty.

  3. It is pretty and it flowers for a long time. Another bright yellow, like forsythia, to brighten dreary days.

  4. We used to have Kerria japonica in our garden but one year it just disappeared ... such a pity as it came from my late parents' garden. Had no idea it was nicknamed Japanese rose ... xxx

  5. Ours disappeared a while ago. I've ordered another as I like it very much.


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