Some pictures from England .... Nicotiana in the garden, Tulips at Hadlow Kent, Gunnera also at Hadlow, two photos of the UK National Arboretum in Autumn 2008, plus beautiful Worcester Pearmain apples ripening on the tree in the front garden a summer or two ago... I have added a few more pictures from England. The first - can someone turn it upright - have not mastered that - is a huge Verbascum - they grow wild - and at 5ft/6fft tall are amazing. The next is intersting as the plant bears flowers at "stages" along its stem .. do not know its name... the (next)yellow plant caught my eye for the sheer brilliance of colour as did the "Papaver" ie poppy-- makes a good screen saver - for a while. Then two photographs of Gunnera leaves - the amazing huge plant that normally lives beside water - original picture 3 is its seeds - or are they spores? If you care to enlarge the last photo it (may!) remind you of "Star Wars" ie when they - in the space ships zooming along inside the "death star" streets yes! or -- or maybe it does not! Anyway makes a great screen saver. The plant is amazing and I think I read somewhere that it makes some Nitrogen with Cyanobacteria it its leaf stem .. but whatever it is spectacular and in the Summer here you can stand under the massive and beautiful leaves .....with the sunlight coming through. Someone asked me the names of plants in Photos 9 and 10 (regret accidentally deleted e mail) They are: Phlomis fruticosa and Euphorbia coralloides.