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fermi de Sousa

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A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« on: August 15, 2007, 08:41:02 AM »
A while ago Leslie posted pics she'd taken when she visited Australia.
This is one of the gardens she went to, which we visited on the weekend. I thought forumists might like a look at the garden in the Winter.
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Re: A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 08:44:26 AM »
One of the features of the Winter Garden is of course, Hellebores!
So I took a few pics of these as well!
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Re: A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 09:35:15 AM »
It looks, in a way, very 'British' Fermi?
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Re: A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 01:54:15 AM »
I think that Jeremy, the owner, had always wanted an English style garden with double herbaceous borders, etc, etc and has achieved it very nicely (after many years of hard work!) here in the Dandenongs. He was previously a wheat farmer in Western Australia, if my memory serves me correctly.
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Re: A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 09:26:01 AM »
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Jeremy, the owner, had always wanted an English style garden with double herbaceous borders, etc, etc
Is watering a problem Fermi, if so how is it overcome?
Brian Ellis, Brooke, Norfolk UK. altitude 30m Mintemp -8C

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Re: A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007, 09:53:34 PM »
Fermi,

Nice photographs. Cloudhill seems to be a very nice garden, interest in winter as well as summer.

The clematis cirrhosa seems particularly nice.

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Re: A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2007, 12:05:45 AM »
Quite different from when I was there in April, or previously, in November. Looks like I need another trip away. Thanks Fermi.
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Re: A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2007, 01:04:55 AM »
Fermi,

Do you know which of the cirrhosas that is?  Looks a bit different to all of mine which is why I ask.  Maybe there is another one I "need" to collect!  ;D
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Re: A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007, 08:47:26 AM »
Sorry, Paul, no tag! So I hope it was C. cirrhosa!
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Re: A Winter Visit to Cloudehill
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2007, 12:34:59 PM »
Fermi,

Definitely is a cirrhosa, no doubt there to me.  Was just wondering which variety it was.  I have the basic species, 'Freckles', Lansdowne Jem' (spelling?), 'Wisley Cream' and var balearica but your pic doesn't look "quite" like any of them.  Very nice, whichever it is.  I really like the cirrhosas as they flower during winter (in fact one of them flowered for me for 15 months straight at one point) as does nepalensis which is just fantastic at this time of year.  The honey eaters just love em!!
Cheers.

Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

 


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