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    29th April 2017Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    It is always astonishing to see the hostile conditions that apparently make ideal homes for seemingly delicate plants. Rocky crevices and cliffs seem  to be particularly popular.  Arabis purpurea turned entire cliffs pink high in the Troodos Mountains, and Thymus integer  was flowering it socks off  in the most inhospitable spots while Viola sieheana would make a lovely garden plant, but is sadly scentless.

    Arabis purpurea

    Arabis purpurea

    Arabis purpurea with seed pods

    Thymus integer

    Thymus integer

    Viola sieheana

    Viola sieheana

    And Finally

    It wasn’t all earnest botanising – there was time to pose with a giant  plastic bunny and chick.

    Stephanie Donaldson

     

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