The Header photo, btw, is Paxton's Tower, as viewed from the Botanic Gardens at the weekend. I will just about stay awake long enough to include a couple of photos of the Gardens, then you will have to be patient until tomorrow when I will post an update.
I was very taken with this enormous flower. I think it is probably a native of Australia, as many of the plants were in the Dome but I didn't take note of its name . . .
I only know these as everlasting flowers - mum used to grow them, and I have grown some here too. They are like paper.
Dunno, dunno (above and below) but very pretty. As you can see, we have such a WONDERFUL setting for our Fair, but boy, did it get hot inside the Dome!