Spring in my town (botanical themed photos)

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  1. stephenprudence

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    Unfortunately Spring is fairly behind.. there's plenty of colour, but we've seen it so much, so I thought I'd give a few photos, of my town and the gardens and plants that are grown. Most are architectural plants of a Mediterranean style. This will be fairly photo intensive. Put in simple, descriptive terms; this is the marriage of architectural plants, and architecture from buildings.

    My town looking towards Wrexham
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    Begenia cordifolia in flower
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    Lampranthus roseus giving a Mediterranean flavour (amazing when in flower)
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    Rather tender Aeonium 'Schwartzkopf' surviving a run of winters here, and looking excellent for 2015.
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    Collection of gardens
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    Nerium oleander (Mediterranean shrub) battling the wind.
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    Cordyline australis with thick trunk!
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    Cordylines battling the wind
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    Potted Chamaerops humilis
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    Cordyline australis peeking over this Mediterranean style wall
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    Sunny Spring day in someone's front garden
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      South African plant Lampranthus roseus (larger one this time), with tulips and wallflowers flowering, and Berberis darwinii in the background.
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      Carpobrotus spp (Again South African succulent trailing down wall)... Tulips and trailing rosemary also.
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      Last years bedding, next years bedding. Pelargonium keeping hold of their flowers.
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      Xersicaping
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      Cordylines et al.. architectural garden
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      Osteospermum still going
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      More Lampranthus roseus (the town is literally over-run with this South African gem)
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      Mediterranean inspired house with palm trees (Trachycarpus fortunei)
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      More palms
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      Last one.. Acacia dealbata flowering
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        Heswall Stephen? there seems to be a lot of flowers out there, we were at Parkgate yesterday but not a lot there. We went to Ness but the gardens were closed, there are two Acacias in flower next to the old house.
         
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        Yes Heswall, there is a few flowers, I could have taken more floral photos, but I'm already making people feel uncomfortable by wielding my camera like a photographic psychopath, so I decided not to! Yes I know those, there's about 6-7 trees in all, they used to be a lot lot bigger before 2010 (the Acacias at Ness).. and yes Ness is now closed on a Tuesday :-(
         
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          absolutely NOT Stephen. It's made a super refreshing change to see some lovely plants, gardens and rather nice properties,
          thanks for showing them tonight,
          Jenny
           
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            Lovely photos, thanks for the tour Stephen.
             
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            The Wirral definitely seems to have it's own micro climate and misses some of the bad weather around there.
             
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