I always delight in finding half hidden plants that I have forgotten about in my garden.
Colchicum autumnale, also known as naked ladies
, is a lovely crocus-type bulb that will flower on bare stems in September, and I'm also planting some autumn-flowering Crocus speciosus.
late show Naked ladies
, left, are a crocus-type bulb that flower late.
In fact, it wasn't until late adolescence that I actually realised not all naked ladies
came with staples down the middle of them.
COLCHICUM NAKED LADY Have you seen any naked ladies
"I think that from the very beginning what made Playboy do popular was not simply the naked ladies
, there were naked ladies
in other magazines," Hefner had said in an interview earlier, according to E!
Late show Plant colchicums, also known as naked ladies
, and the autumn crocus, Crocus speciosus, in small groups in the front of shrub borders for autumn.
In 2013, Tablet contributor Batya Ungar-Sargon wrote a fantastic article about the Voynich Manuscript, a 240-page work written in code, which incorporates an indecipherable script (the alphabet contains between 20 and 30 characters), and pictures and diagrams, and many, many (illustrations of) naked ladies
bathing in pools and holding hands." It is named after a book dealer Wilfrid Voynich, "who first began to mention it in his correspondence in 1912." It remains "a mysterious manuscript has plagued historians, mathematicians, linguists, physicists, cryptologists, curators, art historians, programmers, and lay enthusiasts alike.
Naked crunch After Gary Lineker promised to do Match of the Day in the nip if Leicester win the league, his friends at Walkers Crisps tweeted this disturbing pic that brought back memories of naked ladies
hiding behind salted peanuts.
Some suggested he was surely going to sing to the naked ladies
at a nudist beach because, well, we all know what happened last year.
Gordon C Smith @MISTERVICECITY Bare Naked Ladies
playing in Edinburgh on the 28th November, who's coming?
Susan Wittig Albert's THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES
(9780425241288, $25.95) is third in the Darling Dahlias Mystery series set in 1930s Alabama and featuring the ladies of a garden club who also solve local mysteries.