Much as I'd love to submit these photos to The Very Mistress for her annual Garden Photos Event, sadly they are not from Château DeVice's
Yesterday saw a trip to Norwich to drop Indescribable off for some course she's undertaking (she couldn't drive herself as her car was being M.O.T.ed), so I had a few hours to kill while waiting for her to finish. And what better venue could I have chosen to obliterate those hours (not to mention my bank balance) than at the Urban Jungle?!
|A beautiful Datura|
|Datura something-or-other, Canary Island Foxglove (Digitalis canariensis), and something that I didn't get the name of|
|I love this broken pot planted with ferns - I'm not going to chuck out broken or frost damaged pots anymore.|
Hidden amongst the trees was this compost toilet - a hole in the ground topped off with a wooden platform inset with a conventional toilet seat and lid. While a nice idea, it smelled like a pigsty in desperate need of mucking out. Plus, the hole was set too far back leaving quite a sizable lip for men with a poor aim to sprinkle on. And sprinkle they had. Actually, perhaps doused would be a better description as the floor in front of the loo was a veritable swimming pool of piss! I was so eager to escape the putrid pit that I almost didn't notice this suggestive illustration of a fungus.
|A hidden dining area|
|A selection of Agaves|
|I believe this one is Agave gentryi 'Jaws' - I wonder how it got its name...?|
|This ginger, while beautiful, smelled of cum|
|The café is housed within this lushly planted greenhouse, complete with Koi carp|
Rather surprisingly, I only came away with two Digitalis illumination 'Raspberry' - and ended up spending more money in the Café (I met my other sister, Inexcuseable, her husband and friend, and treated them to brunch) than on plants. Gah!
If you haven't already done so, remember to get your garden photos to The Very Mistress by the end of Sunday, 1st October!