Friday, 6 July 2018

Logan Botanic Garden

Too much time is slipping by; ten weeks without rain is wonderful for the suntan and I have adapted very quickly to being warm enough to wear shorts every day, and sitting around all afternoon reading in the shade.  But all this lassitude does not clear the photo backlog and as I have all the original images safely in my Garden Visits folders, I'll cut the blog posts down to just a few.

Two lengthy, meandering, relaxing visits to this remarkable garden.  It is a stunning place.

Lobelia tupa - why am I not growing this?  Must rectify next year.

Too hot to be in the glasshouse for long, but a couple of images for Kate :)

Chrinondendron hookerianum

Nearly 3 metres tall, did I mention how much I love the huge Gunnera beds?

The leaf on the left is at least 2 metres wide . . .

Wollemia nobilis.  What a sad woman I am, getting so excited by a tree . . .

Cornus kousa chinensis

Astilbe chinensis davidii

Meconopsis 'Slieve Donard'

Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Dactylorhiza majalis x.foliosa


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    1. Thanks CT. It really was a fabulous colour, and I took these photos late afternoon when the light was lovely. My picture of the whole bed really does not do them justice.

  2. Wow, that is definitely on my list (hopefully next year), as a must see. The gunnera is amazing & dwarfs those poor stunted tree ferns. They are usually way taller than that, reaching for the sun in the forest among the "tall" gum trees here. I love the colour of the meconopsis & why shouldn't you get excited about plants/flowers/trees? I sure do. Have a great weekend & we could send you some cooler weather with howling wind & supposedly rain to come later this morning. Take care & thanks for the photos.

    1. I hope you make it Susan, wonderful garden in a fabulous part of the world.

      I'm not sure those tree ferns are stunted - they have many different varieties, some are massive and giving the gum trees a run for their money, and many are completely different, but what do I know ....

      Take care, lucky you getting some rain. Nothing here since early May and nothing forecast.

  3. Fabulous photos and the bright blue flowers are just wow! - the colour is stunning :)

    1. Thank you Eunice. The colour was incredibly intense and beautiful, probably why they are such a coveted plant - especially as they're pretty fussy about growing conditions (your garden is way too dry!)

  4. Wonderful photos Jayne, I agree the bright blue flowers are gorgeous. You're not sad being excited by trees, my Dad used to love trees too.

    1. Hi Eileen, well your Dad was definitely a very smart bloke then :-)

  5. Lovely photos, it’s a bit far for us to visit, thank you for sharing.

    1. You're right Marlene, a long way from Hampshire. When we lived near you we'd drive as far as Cumbria the first day and overnight somewhere near the motorway. After that Dumfries and Galloway is a really easy drive on day two - and now you have the campervan . . .


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