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30 June

Cyphomandra corymbiflora, the hardy tree tomato.
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29 June

Aralia elata 'Variegata'
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28 June

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27 June

Fatsia japonica 'Annelise'
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26 June


Tetrapanax "Rex", often known as simply "T-Rex".
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25 June

Astilbodes tabularis
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24 June


With a week to go the park land at Hampton Court is alive with activity getting the showground ready for the Hampton Court Flower Show 2012.
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23 June

It was rather muddy at the Cottesbrook Plant Fair, so much so that it seemed like the only patch of green left is the one under the sign!
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22 June

Fatsia Japonica 'Spiders Web'
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21 June

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20 June



Another photo from Cornwall's fantastic Minack Theatre. This photo is from the garden on top of the cliffs before you enter the theatre itself.
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19 June

Lady in Red at St Michaels Mount, Cornwall.
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17 June

Asphodeline lutea
The wispy, delicate looking, glaucous foliage of Asphodeline lutea was the main attraction for me although the blooms aren't too bad either. After flowering it sends more off shoots and the clump steadily bulks up. Occasionally it needs tidying up, removing the dead leaves by combing it with your fingers much like a small grass. Left unkempt, it ends up looking like a clump of chives rather than something much more ornamental than that.
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15 June

Rosa sericea pteracantha 'Red Wing'
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14 June

Canna 'Cleopatra'
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13 June

Arisaema ringens
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12 June

Podophyllum delavayi flowers
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11 June

Zygopertalum crinitum
Zygopetalum come from humid forests at low- to mid-elevation regions of South America, with most species in Brazil. This generic name isderived from the Greek word "zygon" and means "yoked petal." It refers to the yoke-like growth at the base of the lip caused by the fusion of petals and the sepals. Generally Zygopetalum are epiphytes, but some are terrestrials with glossy, strap-like, plicate leaves, which are apical, oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate. This photo was taken in the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens, London.
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10 June

Furcraea longaeva
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9 June

Aloe Polyphylla at St Michaels Mount, Cornwall
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8 June

Ever get the feeling someone is watching you?
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7 June

Veratrum album

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6 June

With the recent sunny weather Mark got stuck into painting some of the garden furniture. We usually have most of our garden furniture a natural wood finish, with just a simple varnish, however we thought we might experiment and have a different look with this one. This garden bench is located in the jungle area of the garden and has been painted in "Woodland Sage".



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5 June

Phalaenopsis 'Las Palmas'
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3 June

Tresco Abbey Gardens
I love the Mediteranean feel of this part of the Abbey Gardens at Tresco. The stone work is lovely and the small Cornish granite chippings underfoot reflect light back round the area. Generally Im not that keen on neatly clipped shrubs but in this setting they really seem to work.
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2 June

With the mild climate Tresco Abbey Gardens can grow many plants that the rest of the UK can not. Here are a number of Cyathea medullaris along the New Zealand Walk.
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1 June



Agaves at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall take on a very naturalistic look. We were lucky to visit recently on a very sunny day. More photos were featured on this Alternative Eden Blog Post.
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