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Wonderful ... added to GoYpedia !

9 Feb, 2014

 

Some beauties here!

9 Feb, 2014

 

I think they are in the Princess of Wales Conservatory
Kew Gardens. Remember seeing them years ago.

9 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks Terra!

Waddy some of them were huge!

D.B. I've never been to Kew, but I have seen it on tv - looks amazing!

9 Feb, 2014

 

Crikey! I thought you'd been to the Mexican desert Aileen......:))

9 Feb, 2014

 

Oh Janey..how I wish..just for the sunshine though, as lots of things bite in places like that lol! :))))

9 Feb, 2014

 

Helenium, this looks familiar! Is it Dundee Botanic Garden?

9 Feb, 2014

 

You're absolutely right Karen, I had a great time - first visit there in 27 years!

9 Feb, 2014

 

:)) I'd forgotten how good the cacti are there!

9 Feb, 2014

 

The photos don't show how big they really are!

9 Feb, 2014

 

Fantastic ! Thanks for showing these :o) They are wonderful ... including the fuchsia lol
I've put it on my faves :o)

9 Feb, 2014

 

Cheers Hywel, the Fuchsia is Lady Boothby which I should've sent with the last fuchsia photos. It's in my garden.

9 Feb, 2014

 

That's a nice hardy fuchsia :o)

9 Feb, 2014

 

I agree, the colour is very nice.

9 Feb, 2014

 

Marvellous cacti - I remember seeing these last year. The Echinocactus is one I really really wanted when I was in my teens, but they take such a long time to grow to that size there was no way on my meagre pocket money...Ah well.

10 Feb, 2014

 

I have a cowboy cactus in the kitchen named Chisum - (a John Wayne film) I've had it for about 15 years but still it hasn't grown very much, I will repot soon and see if that makes a difference.

10 Feb, 2014

 

I have Lady Boothby, but it's not really flowered for me yet. I brought it here with me in a pot. I hope it flowers this year, as that really is a stunning flower!

10 Feb, 2014

 

Karen, I'm sure it will! Coupled with its dark stems, red & violent flowers it makes a very handsome plant. One thing I found was, the stems got quite tall and whippy, but did look nice once tied to the trellis. The plant I have was in a 10in pot, I don't want to put it in the ground in case we move - I will repot :))

10 Feb, 2014

 

Yes! Mine's getting on for 3' high. It was in the ground before, but too shaded I think. This garden is so much sunnier, so in a large pot on the south facing patio, I hope it will flourish. It's such a beauty! I hadn't realised just how lovely it is until I saw your pic. I only bought it because it was hardy and supposedly a 'climber'. :))

10 Feb, 2014

 

It would be more helpful if the retailers said, "this is a tall growing Fuchsia which will need tying to a support" instead of saying its a climber -

10 Feb, 2014

 

So true!

10 Feb, 2014

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