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The Sun Fades Softly As The Year Grows Old

Here in Northern Europe the days are getting shorter, the wind chillier and the leaves have started to change colour. Many of the trees that I see make me think of other parts of a person’s anatomy that looks better in that shade of Autumn blush.

Changed by the season
Changed by the hand
A blush of scarlet parted by the divide
Another blush of scarlet parted by the divide
Soon the leaves will need to be gathered from the ground
Perhaps a brush would help with that job 🙂

Happy autumn everyone


Is Kink Corny?

Tied up with corny bondage


It has a different logo on it but this image is on a calendar that I was given last Christmas. I thought that I would share this image, as I had found a version on the interwebs. Put the term Kinky corn into an image search engine and it does turn up some interesting results. Mostly due to a corncobs natural shape and texture I supose 🙂


corn dildo 31907


I wonder what other plant related kinky items there are out there?


If you like these images or any others in this blog, you can vote for them for the monthly, Top Of The Click Pops by clicking or right clicking on them. The top five are posted at or near the beginning of every month, for the previous months result.

>A Plant Post. Calamus – common name Rattan – A Hiatus Repost


I am a Hortic so there had to be a plant post in this hiatus series and what could be more appropriate than the source of most of our canes. Original post HERE.

The picture above is of a finished Rattan Cane as available from Stockroom

Below is a young Calamus Gibbsianus. The picture comes from Flickr.

Left is the stem of an adult Calamus. Also from Flickr.

Now I thought I would be clever and write a plant profile that is relevant to both Spankos and Hortics. The problem is that I have never worked with this plant and thought that I could punch Rattan into a search engine and get the relevant info WRONG.

What I found was that there are over 600 different varieties of Calamus and nobody seems to be too sure which one Rattan Canes are made of.

This is what I found out.

Calamus grows all the way from southern India and Sri lanca right across South East Asia in damp rain forest conditions. It is a type of Palm and starts life as as a free growing plant on the rain forest floor until it reaches about one and a half meters, similar to the Calamus gibbsianus pictured above right. Once it reaches this height it starts to develop spines, as in the picture on the left and uses these to scramble up the surrounding vegetation. It is not Farmed or cultivated commercially but is gathered from the wild.

Some variates are also known by the common name Sweet Flag and the aromatic roots are used in both herbal medicines and aromatherapy.

If anybody knows how it gets from its raw state to a harsh toy please do tell.


>Kinky Tree Porn

>I wasn’t sure whether to label this as a vanilla post but then decided that Horticulture is a kink too. The images in this post where found at All Things Spanking and SEXCULTURAS.


>Ferula communis And It’s Uses In Corporal Punishment, A Plant Post


It has been a long time since there has been a plant post, so lets get horticultural. This plant also fits into the spanking part of our nature.

Ferula communis or Giant Fennel

The horticultural part

Ferula communis or Giant Fennel is a frost hardy (except during very hard winters) herbaceous perennial that is a native of both the African and European sides of the Mediterranean region. It grows to just over 2 meters tall and has bright yellow flowers from late spring to early summer. It grows best in a full sun position and can be propagated from seed in the late summer. It is part of the Umbelliferae family of plants.

[Prefectdt note: – horticultural information is based on my experience of gardening in the UK and and Northern Europe, areas with other weather conditions may need alternative advice]

Ferula in Corporal Punishment

Ferula communis has stout hollow stems that are very strong, for an herbaceous plant, when cured. Ferula is the Latin word for rod and in roman times it was one of the most common instruments used for corporal punishment. Part of the oath taken by Gladiators before they started their training involved them willingly “to submit to be beaten with rods” These would, more than likely, be rods made from this plant. The unfortunate part of the bible that starts “Spare the rod” most probably refers to rods of Ferula communis. The popularity of this kind of rod for corporal punishment may arise from it’s reputation for being able to deliver a considerable amount of pain whilst leaving no bruising, having never experienced this type of implement I cannot attest to or deny this.

Other uses of the word Ferula for CP implements

In Catholic, Jesuit schools a whale bone within a casing of leather was often used for CP, this was also called a Ferula.
A form of short hardened piece of leather, used for striking the hands is also sometimes called a Ferula.

Other uses of Ferula communis

Ferula rods can also be used to make walking sticks, splints and cooking implements capable of being used in boiling liquids. The gummy resin of this plant and almost all of the other 170+ species of Ferula are used widely for cooking ingredients and medicines.

Ferula in mythology and fiction

Prometheus, famous for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to man, was supposed to have smuggled fire past the gods by hiding it in a Ferula staff.

In the Harry Potter series of books “Ferula” is a spell used to conjure up splints and bandages.


>Alchemilla mollis

> Finally a plant! If you have this plant in your garden and the flowers have turned from green to brown as in the photo above (usually about mid August) It is time to dead head the expired blooms. With most herbaceous plants it is sad when the flowers are finished but with Alchmilla mollis It means that you can go back to enjoying the foliage which, due to the fine hairs on the leaves, makes any rain or dew that falls or forms on the leaves become beautiful balled droplets as in the picture below.

This plant is a low growing perennial (20-40 cm) that flowers with light green blooms in mid summer. it can be used as a ground cover plant and makes a good foreground framing plant in front of larger plants. It is best planted in groups (I recommend at least seven plants), as an individual plant it is insignificant. It is fully hardy and can remain in the ground over winter.

Care – This is a versatile plant that is tolerant of most soil types, it prefers full or half sunny positions but will grow in the shade if a little more slowly. Plant these about 20-25 cm apart in sunny positions or 10-15 cm apart under shade. Dead head the flowers when they turn brown in late summer and cut back the foliage in the winter. A little fertiliser worked into the soil around the roots in spring is a good idea but don’t overdo this.

Names – Botanical name Alchemilla mollis. Common names Lady’s Mantle and My Ladies favours.

Note – Advice is based on my experience of this plant in the UK and northern Europe, please seek further information if the weather conditions are different in you area of the world.