The whole tree itself is but one leaf, and rivers are still vaster leaves whose pulp is intervening earth, and towns and cities are the ova of insects in their axils
The flowers of this stunning winter surprise are pure white, highly scented and borne in dense clusters from the leaf axils
of older stems.
The tube-like, paired yellow flowers emerge from the leaf axils
and are followed by paired shiny purple-black fruit relished by birds.
The aim now is to let your plant grow up to a height of approximately 15-20cm (6''-8'') leaving the main leaves on the stem but pinching out the sideshoots that appear in the leaf axils
- those that begin to grow between the leaf and the main stem.
Some varieties produce them in the leaf axils
and these tiny bulbs can be removed and either planted in a nursery bed when they become dark and ripe or can be planted in pots in the greenhouse for planting out next spring.
Pinch off suckers (lateral growth) at the first six leaf axils
. The following 8-10 shoots should be trimmed back to one leaf.
It has heart-shaped leaves and produces tubular flowers in clusters emanating from the axils
that transform into bean pods containing the extraordinary striped beans.
Throughout the summer you will need to carefully remove any side shoots that emerge in the leaf axils
close to the stem on each plant.
The World Health Organization said the method to control or prevent the transmission of the virus is to combat mosquitoes - which, according to DOH, breed in small amounts of water collected in storages like tanks, cisterns, flower vases, and plant axils
Phytotelmata are water-impounding structures formed by non-aquatic plants, such as modified leaves (Heliconia), leaf axils
(Bromeliaceae and Araceae), flowers (Marantaceae), perforated internodes (bamboo), stem holes or depressions, rot-holes in tree trunks or branches (tree-holes), open fruits (cacao pods and coconuts) and fallen leaves (spathes of palms and Musaceae).
- Patricia Golding, St Ives, Cambs THESE 2 are bulbils that develop in the leaf axils
and when they swell and fall off will go on to produce new plants.
"Water reservoirs formed by the leaf axils
of bromeliads are a highly derived system for nutrient and water capture that also house a diverse fauna of invertebrate specialists.