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David Nicholson

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Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« on: June 23, 2019, 07:59:22 PM »
Arduaine Garden is a National Trust for Scotland garden situated in mid-Argyle on the west coast of Scotland almost between Oban in the north and Lochgilphead in the south. The 20 acre garden is "....dwarfed by the immensity of the landscape, a vast expanse of coastline, sky and sea, with isles of all sizes scattered to the horizon...." Some of these provide the only shelter to the west where the next stop is the coast of Labrador nearly 3,000 miles away.

From one of the look-outs in the garden can be seen the Sound of Jura shooting away just left of centre with a very hazy view of the island of Jura on the horizon. The mountains to the right-hand horizon are the southern mountains on the island of Mull.

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Whilst I remembered to pack my camera (well Maureen did!) I failed to remember my charging leads so only a limited number of pictures could be taken. Meaning of course that further visits will be necessary.
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 08:07:12 PM »
Dactylorhiza flourishing here but I didn't see any others.

Loads of Primulas in the boggier areas of the garden.

A beautiful spread of pink Rogersia which could be seen in many of the  lower parts of the garden.









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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 08:14:25 PM »
Rhododendrons were all past their best with just a few late flowers still attached to Rhododendron degronianum ssp. yakushimanum.










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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 08:18:26 PM »
Just a few Mecs. and Irises. The last Iris picture is a species which has flowers at the top of a longish cane-line stem, could anyone ID it please?







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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 08:24:11 PM »
A few more to ID please if anyone can help?







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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 08:26:46 PM »
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 11:22:24 AM »
I'll offer  some  of the easy answers!   In «Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 08:24:11 PM » you show an Olearia and I think that's a Philadelphus, with those  soft, opposite  leaves -  if it  smelled  lovely  I'm right!

And the  first  in « Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 08:26:46 PM » is  Menyanthes trifoliata, Bog  Bean.  and the  variegated strap-leaved  one  is  Phormium tenax.
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 01:04:30 PM »
Maggi,
I think the Phormium is cookianum,as it has arching rather than upright leaves. Also it looks as though the flowers are yellowish, not red. Tenax has red flowers.
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2019, 01:24:48 PM »
Phormium tenax flowering in my garden today. The best flowering for years, I think maybe due to last year's good summer followed by a mild winter.
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2019, 02:55:34 PM »
Good spy, Carolyn!
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2019, 07:32:25 PM »
Thanks Maggi and Carolyn for the Olearia, Philadelphus, Menyanthus trifoliata and Phormium cookianum

Possibly the Olearia is O. traversii?
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2019, 08:43:52 PM »
David,
I don't think the leaves are right for traversii. How about Olearia macrodonta, in flower now outside my kitchen and with a beautiful scent.
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2019, 09:44:27 PM »
The yellow-flowered shrub (image between the Menyanthes & the variegated Phormium) is Leycesteria crocothyrsos.
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2019, 07:33:44 AM »
Just a few Mecs. and Irises. The last Iris picture is a species which has flowers at the top of a longish cane-line stem, could anyone ID it please?

Looks like Iris laevigata, David.
I hope you've impressed on Mrs N the importance of packing the charging leads for the next trip ;D
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Re: Arduaine Garden- 13 June 2019
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2019, 04:32:44 PM »
David,
I don't think the leaves are right for traversii. How about Olearia macrodonta, in flower now outside my kitchen and with a beautiful scent.

Olearia macrodonta looks spot on to me Carolyn, many thanks for your help.
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