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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Botanic Gardens

21 March 2011 20:19:57
Protea exima

Protea exima

I'm trying to catch my journals up with my gardening escapades over the last few days. I feel like I haven't sat down in about a week!

I had a wonderful day in the Botanic Gardens on Saturday, uploading a very large album of photos. But, even if you're not prepared to look at them all, do take a look at the Protea photo at the very end!

This one is Protea exima, which I don't have but I'll be keeping my eyes open for it. Today, inspired by the flowering proteas in the Botanic Gardens, I potted on my own proteas... and my citrus trees and Puya and a few other bits.


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Jacinta Jacinta 21 March 2011 20:30:38

Have been looking at them as they are going up. Absolutely gorgeous.


fran m fran m 21 March 2011 20:46:31

Rachel, fantastic photos thanks for posting so many. Will have to make a trip there soon.


Rachel Rachel 21 March 2011 20:50:35

I put the photo up with the plant names, mainly for my own future reference but I'm glad yo enjoyed them, Jacinta & Fran.


gerry 050920101 gerry 050920101 21 March 2011 20:59:48

very nice


Moya Moya 21 March 2011 22:33:06

Really miss the Botanic Gardens as I used to attend seminars there once a month for a course.

Do Proteas need a protected environment?


Rachel Rachel 21 March 2011 22:36:30

I brought mine indoors for winter, Moya. They have them in the heated glasshouse in the Botanic Gardens.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 21 March 2011 22:38:38

Had a quick look at the photos earlier must check them out again if you've uploaded more, lovely flower have never seen it before.


Hosta Hosta 21 March 2011 22:38:54

Beautiful photos,  I've only been there once but looking at those I wouldn't mind a return trip.


rosburke rosburke 21 March 2011 22:49:21

fab photos, love the bonsai, would love to try it, but it sounds like a lot of work, not sure if I would have the patience


Rachel Rachel 21 March 2011 23:44:20

Margaret, I adore the large glasshouses. They are my favourite part. We didn't go in as part of our course but I would not leave without having a look.

Bonsai are not for me either, Rosburke, but I can still appreciate them.


Drumanagh Drumanagh 22 March 2011 17:56:13

Lots of interesting talks coming up at the botanic gardens - I'm hoping to go to the one on thurs about Trilliums and plants from the southwest US. 


Rachel Rachel 25 March 2011 16:21:04

Did you make the lecture last night, Alison? I wished I could go but life got in the way.


Rachel Rachel 25 March 2011 16:25:31

Alison, did you see 'In Search of Great Trees' on 7th April? I am thinking of attending that.


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