Isles of Scilly

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Isles of Scilly

Post by Tony R » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:11 am

It is eleven years since Liz M showed us some super pictures from the Abbey Gardens on Tresco.
Jenny and I finally got round to spending a few days on the Isles of Scilly this month.

Here is a miscellany of plants spotted in people's front gardens, at the Abbey Gardens and 'in the wild' on St Marys, St Agnes and Tresco:
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More to follow ...
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Re: Isles of Scilly

Post by Tony R » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:15 am

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Re: Isles of Scilly

Post by Tony R » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:21 am

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Re: Isles of Scilly

Post by Tony R » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:29 am

and a final few....

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Finally, by coincidence,we spotted a rare and unique cultivar Homo sapiens 'David Kirkbright' on two separate islands on two different days - how scary is that?!
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Re: Isles of Scilly

Post by Diane » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:36 am

What a wonderful display! Thanks for sharing Tony!
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Re: Isles of Scilly

Post by rodsmith » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:08 am

Luxuriant growth (and I don't mean DK). Thanks for posting these photos.
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Re: Isles of Scilly

Post by juster » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:54 pm

These are just marvellous, many thanks Tony; would make an interesting talk?!
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Re: Isles of Scilly

Post by NickHitchcock » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:56 am

I have never been but I will add to my list of places I would like to visit. Great photos.
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Re: Isles of Scilly

Post by David_K » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:59 pm

I first visited there about 20 years ago and was determined to return. We had planned to visit last year but bad weather and low visibility meant that all flights to the islands were cancelled so we had to try again this year.
For anyone who has never been there I think the effort of travelling is well rewarded.
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