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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Very dry up this way, we've only had 20mm of rain or so in the last 4 months but some plants are still putting on a good display.

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Hippeastrums

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Orchids

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Illawara flame tree on the road into town.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Great pics LOVE the flame tree!
my flowers are getting left over water from my sons bath at the mo we are really dry to.
these are my Gerberas
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pansy
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and Dianthus
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Lovely-thanks for sharing!

Squeaker your orchids are so so lovely...

Chickenkeeper: Are the little purple pansies called jumping jack or something? My Mum loves them too :)

I don't have much flowering in my garden except some standard iceberg roses-most of what I grow is edible! I do have a potted hydrangea though (not in flower yet) and the roses across the street are amazing. I'm cheating as these are not in my garden-but I also discovered the most amazing pink robinia in my street:
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and these are some of Mum's roses she gave me last week :)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:57 am 
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Lovely gerberas chickenkeeper... I've never had much success wuth them here.

You are close Domestica they are called johnny jumpups :)
It's not cheating... you can take a photo even if you haven't grown it.
There's a lovely flowering tree in town which I must get a shot of. I've got no idea what it is, but if I put the pic up I'm sure the brains trust will come up with the name.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:30 am 
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I'm not sure on the details of my Gerberas but this is the first time I have grown them this year and they are hardy, I have watered them a few times when I noticed droopy flowers and leaves and they just bounce back with in the day, they have really good drainage and like water every second day at the moment.
The pansy's are small and just brought as seedlings from bunnings they bushed up a ran wild, same with dianthus I'm not sure of there details.
This year I decided to grow a flower patch next to the vege patch and I have had some really beneficial bugs come and join our little eco system, my favourite being the lady beetle whom loves to eat aphids also some cute little native bee's


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:42 am 
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We have a lot of different species of banksia and the kangaroo paws do very well here.
They are all shooting up at the moment so I will get a pic today.
Meanwhile here is a close up shot of banksia praemorsa which has stunning flowers about 300mm-450mm tall. The tree itself is huge and covered in these in the early spring. Black cockatoos love them too!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:11 am 
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Im not an ornamental gardener - prefer the veges - But this is flowering - I think its a type of day Lilly - not really sure. It takes care of itself and the flower only lasts for one day

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:20 am 
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Wow what a great thread!

My zucchini has just started to flower. It's the most colourful thing in my garden.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:07 pm 
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These photos are a couple of weeks out of date but flowers are a bit thin on the ground at the moment.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:11 pm 
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Very dry here at Gold Coast too John. My flame tree has only started to drop a few leaves in the last couple of weeks. It is sheltered on the East side by neighbour's house and recently a boundary wall. My lacebark, another Brachychiton is in flower now. This is a photo, taken in mid-Sept 2010, of one of them, so they are a couple of months later this year:

Brachychiton discolor aka Lacebark in eastern poultry run
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Lomandra longifolia
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Grevillea 'Sylvia'
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Thyme
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Pink Hippeastrum
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Hardenbergia violacea aka "Happy Wanderer". Nearly finished now, just took some seed pods off.
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Grevillea 'Coastal Twilight'
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Graptophyllum ilicifolium aka Holly-leaved graptophyllum or even Holly-leaved fuchsia
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Self-sown nasturtiums in various colours. This is one of them.
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Cleome - readily self sows - almost weedy
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Arum or Calla Lily
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Another graptophyllum, same species, different location
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Some other pics taken but not yet uploaded. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Here are some pics of my flowers :)

Pansies and ducks (hoping for some greens). And lettuces. I plant my softer flowers in the veggie garden where the ducks won't eat them.
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Daisies and some manner of red and purple thing. And leeks.
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The daisy thingys
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Sage
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More sage but now with bonus bee. Yes, there is a bee.
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Snapdragons about to emerge
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Strawberry
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Mulberry
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Wee Jasper Spider Flower (grevillea) unfolding
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Callistemon 'Kings Park Special'. I've got 11 of these and they're going to be looking pretty nice in a week or so.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:48 am 
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This is one of my sun flowers, for some reason some of them are not following the sun :hmmm: this year.
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and of course the humble clover is doing well in the back yard :rofl:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:39 am 
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beautiful photos - thanks for posting the picture of the graptophyllum. i have a gorgeous one but had no idea what it was called!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:35 am 
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Its a real feast for my eyes. Its amazing how you see these big showy flowers in the warmer regions and down south just as beautiful, smaller but many flowers. I had a great cottage garden full of little daisies and Salvias but up here they seem to get washed out more. New climate new plants I guess.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:34 pm 
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The lack of rain hasn't affected the flowers on these.

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Lillies on the dam.

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Lotus on a neighbours dam..... pics taken the same time last year.

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The flowers are approx 150mm across.

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