A lazy gardener's method to have a blooming rooftop garden in January

Narcissus in my rooftop garden in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, North India

The garden is productive because of the little time spent in daily watering, pruning dry twigs from shrubs (Chinese orange, roses, poinsettia, Shatavari), pruning the chrysanthemums thrice in the year, and emptying the seeds collected from last year

11 January, 2012 | Views: 6445


Shyam Khatu Mandir, Lucknow Photo Journal

Shyam Khatu Mandir, Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh, India

Shyam Khatu Mandir on the banks of River Gomti, opposite Colvin Taluqdars’ College in Lucknow is fast growing in popularity, as it provides a calm setting where people come and relax as they worship and socialise.

06 June, 2011 | Views: 12957


Indian Koel Cuckoo – early days with a Crow family

Indian cuckoo, koel, nest, birdwatching in India, urban birds of India

The baby cuckoos are artists in the art of cajoling their step parents! At midday I hear them at their loudest. Two young cuckoos in a crow nest in a thicket across my home make sure they harass the crows enough to get a good supply of food through

28 October, 2010 | Views: 22215

October Garden, Survivors’ Show

Cockscomb growing in a Lucknow Rooftop garden in October

A single plant can give you hundreds of new plants in the next season if the seeds are preserved in a dry, airtight container. And there’s no saying where the new plants will pop up from previous year’s seeds scattered by the plant itself.

26 October, 2010 | Views: 14127



Kishori Amonkar - Mharo pranam Banke Bihari

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