Sunday, 6 September 2009

Late summer in the Botanic Garden

The route into the city is fruiting riotously just now, with blackberries, rosehips, conkers and all sorts of red berries, cherries and so on. At the Botanic Garden the apple trees are heavily loaded with all different varieties, in shades from apricot through lime to chestnut-red:

Cat's head

John Innes 1001

John Downie
Golden Hornet

Here's Magdalene Tower from behind the pond, as though rising out of the jungle:

Some jolly sunflowers:
Something spiky from Spain (Eryngium Tricuspidatum):
And finally crocuses hallucinating spring, even as we approach Autumn Equinox:

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