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Monday, 31 March 2014

Fort Royal Gardens Magnolias: Part 1

There are three trees in the Fort Royal gardens that I think are Magnolias. Two which I know are Magnolias and one that I am not sure of.





Fort Royal house



Path leading from Fort Royal House down into the Gardens



As you come down the path to the left is a small glade like space with the first two Magnolia Trees




Here you can see the rear exit from the Gardens. If you take the main path going right you will go towards the Pond with the Daffodils on the hill and fields of crocuses. Just to the right of this four corners is the other mass of crocuses that you can see in some of the earlier posts. They are all gone now although some daffodils have come up.


If you turn left and take the small gravel path you will find your self in a small enclosure with a grass area, sculptures and a bench as well as two magnificent trees.
The first tree you come to was the first one to start blooming.







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Crocuses






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Thursday, 27 March 2014

More Plants / Flowers from Samoa

















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Fort Royal Gardens: # 8 - 2014




As you move away from the pond and the Mirror Sculpture there is an area with shrubs and trees among which I found these plants with white flowers. They look like the pinkish ones further below. I have no idea what they are called.







Then on your way back to the main entrance you will find scatterings of snow bells along the way.


Heading back out the main entrance of the Fort Royal Gardens.


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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Fort Royal Gardens: # 7 - 2014



After you pass the pond you find more crocuses, mainly assorted shades of purple with a scattering of whites and yellows.



Artwork consisting of a maze of mirrored panels in Fort Royal Gardens.


Crocuses reflected in mirrored panels
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Fort Royal House in background with artwork in foreground







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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Cherry Blossoms in Bristol












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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Fort Royal Gardens: # 5 - 2014

More Daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops and other flowers. These are just around the pond which did not have much to look at given that it is winter other than some vegetation that I was unable to identify. I assume that there are water-lilies after all what is a garden pond without water-lilies or  lotuses.
Daffodils by the pond in Fort Royal Gardens, Bristol, United Kingdom

In beds around the pond were assorted daffodils (but a miniature variety) as well as snowdrops and some other plants that I have yet to identify.

Daffodils by the pond in Fort Royal Gardens, Bristol, United Kingdom
Interestingly Daffodils and Snowdrops not only belong to the same Order: Asparagales and Family: Amaryllidaceae but to the same Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae, as well.
Daffodils by the pond in Fort Royal Gardens, Bristol, United Kingdom

Daffodils by the pond in Fort Royal Gardens, Bristol, United Kingdom

Daffodils by the pond in Fort Royal Gardens, Bristol, United Kingdom

Daffodils and Snowdrops with other unknown plants by the pond in Fort Royal Gardens, Bristol, United Kingdom

Snowdrops and Unknown plants by the pond in Fort Royal Gardens, Bristol, United Kingdom

Daffodils and Snowdrops with Unidentified plants by the pond in Fort Royal Gardens, Bristol, United Kingdom

Daffodils by the pond in Fort Royal Gardens, Bristol, United Kingdom



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Friday, 14 March 2014

Fort Royal Gardens: # 4 - 2014

The clouds had been whisked away by the time I took these photos. Plus it was behind me so I did not have any problems setting up these photos other than trying to get the angle right for the close ups. I always find it strange how people complain that the skies in Europe are grey. I guess they just never notice how often they are actually blue.

Daffodils on the hillside below wooden bench with Fort Royal House in the background in Fort Royal Gardens, Brsitol






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