Evening Mini-meet: Morrab Gardens

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Chad wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:33 am
charlie wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:55 am We had a UA3 group visit in late in the afternoon.
UA3?
I think is stands for UnAuthorised and perhaps there were three of them? :)
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U3A - University of the 3rd Age
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The bumpy textured trunks of the Telanthophora are very distinctive, even if the foliage forms can be quite variable, it’s a favorite in my own garden. I love the dramatic large inflorescences in mid-winter, plus the huge tropical looking leaves.
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Telanthophora grandifolia in my garden this morning.

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Telanthophora is a wonderful plant. I must replace the one I lost.
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The plant at Morrab had, I think, defoliated over winter and had whorls of still small [for a Telanthophora] leaves at the end of the shoots. It was on 'the other side' of a pond, so close examination wasn't possible.

David, are any of the other Telanthophora grown in your area? I have been given seedlings of Telanthophora uspantanensis this year, and I lust after the pinnate lobed-leaf form of Telanthophora grandifolia.

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A few pictures from the evening:

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A Casuarina. Never seen one in flower before.



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Ehretia dicksonii that wasn't a Viburnum.



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Eriolarynx australis 'Alba' which was what I remember most from the garden.



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Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata'. I have been looking for one for a long time!



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Leucadendron argenteum. Silver trees looking good in the evening light.

Lovely evening, thank you Chad.
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Thanks for posting pictures John.

I would never have gotten to Ehretia dicksonii. That is Boraginaceae, but the flowers don't look like a scorpioid cyme, which is how I was taught to recognise the family. It had nice bark as well.

The RHS site has Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata' as a synonym of Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor', and that is available 'in the trade'.

People who didn't make the effort to attend missed out.

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A rather cutting last response from Chad ;) ;) ;) :lol:

The Fagus is lovely ... but I would say that!

I didn't know Iochroma had changed its name. I've given up on trying to keep up with all these changes. I just know that my blue one is flourishing in the garden. I had the white but it perished through my neglect. I want it again. If anyone has cuttings/a small plant and wants to swap for an agave (I have a couple of nice ones I was going to put on Ebay)????!!!!

I think most of the Cornish gardens would have plants we "Northerners" would envy - even some planted in people's small front gardens! That's why I even enjoy just walking along streets in the county! I've visited lots of large gardens down there but some of the smaller ones are equally tantalising to those of us less blessed with such a benign climate. For example, I put Fox Rosehill on a par with the municipal gardens in Madeira in terms of it being small but packed with plants I just can't grow outside up here with any degree of certainty.
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