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An occasional series of images snapped on smartphone while out cycling.

 

Here is a private garden filled with potted Desert Roses. I like these plants very much, and have 10 of them in our garden. This gardener is clearly an enthusiast, and has expertise that I presently lack.

 

The plants are not native to Thailand, but can handle the heat...I believe they cane originally from Madagaska.

 

 

I usually mouth a "Wow" as I cycle past this place.

 

 

Cycling Portfolio £02

An occasional series of images snapped on smartphone while out cycling.

 

Here is a private garden filled with potted Desert Roses. I like these plants very much, and have 10 of them in our garden. This gardener is clearly an enthusiast, and has expertise that I presently lack.

 

The plants are not native to Thailand, but can handle the heat...I believe they cane originally from Madagaska.

 

 

I usually mouth a "Wow" as I cycle past this place.

 

 

comments (12)

Que c'est beau ! J'aime les "tronc" de ces plantes.
What a fantastic collection he has!
Ray: And, they look very healthy, too!
I can see why Ray, wonderful.
Ray: When I stoped to make pictures I was hoping the gardener would appear so I could offer congrats [and receve some tips], Frank.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Feb 2020, 04:50
Presumably they don't need a lot of watering, Ray? Otherwise he would have his work cut out
Ray: Too much water is not good for them, Lisl, but they are quite relaxed about not being watered for weeks at a time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Feb 2020, 06:36
This sight is worth a "Wow" on any occasion you wish Ray. When they're fully in flower it would be a sight worth seeing
Ray: It is a most interesting garden, Chris.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Feb 2020, 06:57
I love the colour of the flowers and also the structure of the "trunk".
Ray: They are most interesting plants, Alan, and there is something a bit "animal" about their trunks.
They must make a fine display in your garden Ray
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Feb 2020, 08:44
My experience of walking is that one sees so much more than simply rushing past by car. Cycling would have the same bonus effect.
Ray: Yes...cycling is a bit like fast walking in that way, Chad, and I find it an excellent platform to observe the world around me.
They have the most unusual of trunks, but the flowers look really beautiful.
Ray: My specimens are flowering at the moment, and look very good, Brian.
Incredible - they look to be quite old plants too! From Wikipedia:

"Adenium obesum is grown as a houseplant in temperate regions. Numerous hybrids have been developed. Adeniums are appreciated for their colorful flowers, but also for their unusual, thick caudices. They can be grown for many years in a pot and are commonly used for bonsai.
Because seed-grown plants are not genetically identical to the mother plant, desirable varieties are commonly propagated by grafting..
The sap of Adenium boehmianum, A. multiflorum, and A. obesum contains toxic cardiac glycosides and is used as arrow poison throughout Africa for hunting large game."
Ray: That reads like a good description of these plants, Tom. It is advised to wear rubber gloves if pruning the plant.
they deserve a WOW Ray... beautiful and well cared for Desert Roses....petersmile
Ray: I do enjoy have my 10 in the garden, Peter...they are flowering well at this moment.
Lovely flowers and fascinating trunks...
Ray: They are rewarding plants to have in the garden, KK, and seem to tolerate my incompetence.

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