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Jacaranda

24 May
Taken by Margot K Juby
OK try not laugh. This is the only jacaranda tree I’ve seen in this country and it’s a very straggly pale specimen. Since the jacaranda is really at home in tropical and sub-tropical regions of central America and the Caribbean I don’t think it’s a wonder it grows at all in the temperate, at times nithering, north of England. (but see here for what these beauties can do when they really get going) It’s also been protected during the renovation of the Cleminson Hall site.

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New for old

20 Apr

You’ve heard, no doubt, the one about the hundred year old broom that’s had four new handles and six new heads, well ‘old’ Cleminson Hall has got lots of new walls and windows and is now getting a brand new roof. Still at least it’s standing which is testament, I guess, to the protected building legislation and similar laws have saved most of the magnificent trees on this site.