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May 28th 2010

Taken 5 years ago tomorrow. This was taken in Coleton Fishacre, the garden of a beautiful Arts and Crafts house which used to belong to the D’Oyly Carte family, who founded the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company famous for their productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The gardens extend 24 acres down to the sea near Dartmouth in Devon. The climate there is very mild  which meant that this Bottle Brush tree (or Callistemon) which is native to Australia, flourishes.

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  1. LOL! You can Google anything these days, so you can always sound like you know what you’re talking about. ;D

    But your story does place the plant in a certain context which makes it even more interesting.

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