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30 September

Echeveria 'Topsy turvy' in flower.
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29 September

Schefflera delavayi
The young leaves of Schefflera delavayi are beautiful in their own right.
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28 September


Late September in our garden and many of the plants are reaching their crescendo. This is in the middle patio area, Canna Cleopatra  in the centre with the unusual purple and green variegated leaves. The large leaf plant on the left hand side is a Ricinus kindly donated to us by a fellow exotic gardener earlier in the year.
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27 September


The third raised bed in the new are by the pond has really filled out this year, we have been quite pleased with the way it ended up. The red hot poker (Kniphofia northiae ) on the right hand side had been moved from the second bed, and seems to have settled in well.
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26 September

Aloe polyphylla

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24 September

Cat asleep at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery

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20 September

Unknown blue Impatiens

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19 September

Sonchus canariensis
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17 September



At this time of year the garden always has lots of spiders, and this year is no exception, if anything there are even more than normal!
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16 September

X Sinocalycalycanthus raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'
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15 September

Impatiens



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14 September

Cussonia spicata

Cussonia spicata is not hardy in our location, but comes out from the greenhouse each year. It is happy being kept just above 0C in the worst weather.
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13 September

Cyphomandra corymbiflora fruit. Sets fruits for us every year.
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12 September


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11 September

Arid Bed, with Agave bracteosa in the centre.

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10 September

New growth of Acer sikkimense

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9 September

Agave geminiflora

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8 September

Echinocactus grusonii

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7 September

St Pauls Bay, Rhodes

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6 September

Mixed planting for an exotic effect
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5 September

Sciadopitys verticillata 
Sciadopitys verticillata, or Japanese Umbrella-pine, is a unique conifer endemic to Japan. It is the sole member of the family Sciadopityaceae and genus Sciadopitys, a living fossil with no close relatives, known in the fossil record for about 230 million years. Its genus name comes from the Greek prefix sciado - meaning "shadow" and pitys, meaning "pine"; the specific epithet means "with whorls". It is an evergreen tree that can grow 15-27m tall, with brown main shoots bearing whorls of 7–12 cm long flexible green cladodes that look like, and perform the function of, leaves but are actually composed of stem tissues; occasionally, a cladode will be forked and produce a bud in the 'v' of the fork. The cones are 6–11 cm long, mature in about 18 months, and have flattish scales that open to release the seeds.
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4 September



Pot making in Vigan City, Philippines. Vigan City is the capital of the Province of Ilocos Sur and is located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea.
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3 September


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