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Paulownia tree in jungle - 26 October


Paulownia tree in jungle - 26 October (Paulownia tomentosa (Foxglove tree))

On the left hand side of the photo is a tree with very large leaves - a Paulownia. We pollard it every spring to stop it flowering and encourage it to put its energy into developing large leaves - some are more than 18 inches across.

As the weather cools these leaves drop with a large "plop" sound. As we worked in the jungle tonight (using our head torches to help us find frost sensitive plants) we were rained on by these enormous leaves!



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Even the cat is purrrrrfectly in place.
Beautiful photo.

An odd condition for you to explain to your doctor:
Paulownia "plop" bruising. :o)

27 Oct, 2008

 

Our neighbours have two cats and they regard our garden as their territory. They keep their distance but are getting a little more brave - being unphased by our goings on. The only thing that did really unnerve them was coming, unexpectedly, across the life-sized tiger in the jungle - it took them several days to pluck up courage to roam in our garden again!

27 Oct, 2008

 

But now you have Hallowe'en perils for the pussycats ~

White-wrapped scary shrubs and
large-leafed phantom Paulownia ploppers !!!

27 Oct, 2008



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