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Strongylodon Macrobotrys

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By Meanie


Strongylodon Macrobotrys (Strongylodon macrobotrys (Blue jade vine))

No visit to Oxfords botanic gardens at this time of year would be complete without a shot of the Blue Jade Vine!
This is the second one.



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That's the most beautiful colour, Meanie.

31 May, 2011

 

Couldn't agree more Louise!
People dream about winning the lottery and buying a nice car or something - I'd have a huge hothouse and grow this if I won!

31 May, 2011

 

i love this one ~ i would have a big picture of it on the wall ~ the colour fascinates me

31 May, 2011

 

Imagine having the real thing on the wall of your own hothouse!

31 May, 2011

 

that was a step too far for my imagination; i dont think i would dare try to look after it.

31 May, 2011

 

Everything is worth a go once!

31 May, 2011

 

expensive risk tho

31 May, 2011

 

Forty quid from here........

http://oldwalledgarden.com/climbers/strongylodon/macrobotrys/

31 May, 2011

 

sorry meanie i dont have 40 to spare. i could go and look at their nursery maybe? its not far from here
saving up for an ipad!

31 May, 2011

 

I think that you should visit! Check this out.......

http://oldwalledgarden.com/tender-shrubs/iochroma/australis/

31 May, 2011

 

This is ...jaw droppingly fantastic!

1 Jun, 2011

 

Thanks Tetrarch!

1 Jun, 2011

 

that blue one looks amazing

1 Jun, 2011

 

Oxford is on my list of places to visit this year (did it 30 years ago), so I guess we may just get to these Bot. Gardens if my knees hold out. Think I will make it two days and stay over.

1 Jun, 2011

 

good idea ~ not so far from here ~ some nice things to visit around there ~ cotswolds on the way back? chilterns not so far away

1 Jun, 2011

 

Okay, so a longer stay over lol! Whose counting?? Ludlow is a great place too, tho we've been there couple times lately. Sticki, we must meet up at Hampton Court Castle some day. Id like to see the gardens again. Btw do they still allow folks in to see Chateaux Impney? I remember going there for a meal once (company paid, I couldnt afford it) but would like to see it again.

1 Jun, 2011

 

Oops, sorry Meanie, Ive done it again! Hijacking peoples post..I will get thrown off one day!

1 Jun, 2011

 

i was just looking at this photo again meanie ~ it would make a great hat for a wedding!!!

chateaux is open [i think they went bust but its still operating] and you can just drive up ~ nothing for that bit!

1 Jun, 2011

 

Just the sort of hat for a princess lol!
Thanks Sticki, will divert one day when up that way.

1 Jun, 2011

 

let me know when you are coming! i pass the chateaux every day when im going to work!

1 Jun, 2011

 

Meanie:

Terrific close up! Do the vines ever set seeds pods.

1 Jun, 2011

 

Carry on ladies!

Thanks Delonix.
Not by themselves - it wasn't until 1995 that they worked out how to do it at Kew. See the link below.........

http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Strongylodon-macrobotrys.htm

1 Jun, 2011

 

Beautiful and fascinating :-)

1 Jun, 2011

 

This one plant alone makes it my favourite time of year at the botanic gardens PA!

1 Jun, 2011

 

Meanie:

Thanks for the information!

I guess we need to get some Filipino bats here. lol! :>)

2 Jun, 2011

 

Or get tactile with your fingers!

2 Jun, 2011

 

I don't think that would work. lol! :>)

3 Jun, 2011

 

I'm showing off now ,but I helped plant the Jade vine in the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew three years ago.It has romped away and is flowering beautifully.A smashing plant.

5 Jun, 2011

 

It is my favourite plant.
I'm looking forward to visiting Kew this year.

5 Jun, 2011



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