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A tropical day out.


By usernut


I,m back to nightshift tonight, my wife was working today and kids were at college and school so had the day to myself.
I decided to visit the Botanical Gardens here in glasgow and i,m glad I did, seen some lovely plants and flowers and added loads to my wishlist for the garden and it now has me thinking about growing houseplants too. oh and I need to get a big
here are some pics…beware there’s a
all these plants are eaters, insects and mammals get eaten in here..

I loved these massive fish in their pond..

a weird looking plant and nice flowers..

some more flowers..


By this time I was getting hungry and these looked good..

think these are cat’s tails and another nice flower..

wee pond with water lillies and another couple of plants..

a nice day out???
it was till I went into the garden when I got home and put my back out… I can,t stand up straight.. and after 12 days holiday from work I can’t go sick to..LOL.. typical ain’t it.

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lovely flower pics user, i havent been to our tropical gardens this year and this just reminded me, hope the backs soon better

5 Oct, 2009


Oh dear sorry about your back and after such a nice day as well, lovely photo`s .......

5 Oct, 2009


Great photos hope your back recovers soon

5 Oct, 2009


One of my fave places. Mny Thanks for blogging about it, hope the back recovers soon. :-)

5 Oct, 2009


I loved the tropical environment of the place, probably the nearest i'll get to being in a rainforest. it must be a fantastic place to work.
My backs holding up so far but i,m just ready to go out to work.:-)

5 Oct, 2009


Lovely photos - think weird looking plant is an aeonium of some sort - Sandra in Pembrokeshire might know which one.

5 Oct, 2009


This blog and pics should be on the GOY "Gardens to Visit" section, methinks. Any chance you could do this, please? :-)

I do hope that you survived your shift without too much discomfort. :-(

5 Oct, 2009


~thanks for the walk around!love those cane begonias!

5 Oct, 2009


LOvely photos of interesting plants. Sorry about your back.

6 Oct, 2009


wagger it is an aeonium. I was surpised that so many of those plants can be grown here in the uk.
I love all the ferny stuff, they look like prehistoric plants.
David i,ve added the pics to places to visit section which I did'nt notice
I had an easy night at work and my back is much better this morning, thanks everyone.

6 Oct, 2009


Lovely blog! Backs are a b****r, arent they? I put mine out last week tripping over the cat! She wasnt hurt though! I'm glad yours is better, but take it easy!

8 Oct, 2009


thanks.. my back is worse, but only one more shift tonight then I can take it easy for a couple of days.

8 Oct, 2009


I had to do a sleepover last night & my back was agony. The rock-hard staff bed didnt help! I got a flat "micro-bottle" (mine is a bear!), heated it in the ding, & put it in the waistband of my jeans! I got a few laughs, cos I'd inadvertently put it with the smiley bear's face peeping out the top! It really helped!

8 Oct, 2009


Many Thanks,. Hope you both soon get some relief from the back pains soon. Oh, Marie, just like you to "grin and bear it", lol!

8 Oct, 2009


Cheeky sod!! Lol!

10 Oct, 2009

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