Winter in a bush garden setting

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Winter in a bush garden setting

Postby Chris C » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:08 pm

Hi all,

A few pics taken around the block this morning. Culled from a much larger and somewhat over-enthusiastic post. :oops: The rest have been edited out and reposted in the Gallery.

Obligatory wet daff shot

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If you look closely you can see the Pixies...

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Young Wattle gazing on the last remains of Uncle Jarrah...

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Creeper trying to hug the water tank (Some kind of wild Kennedia??)

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Postby Pam » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:07 am

Looking good Chris. That firewood should keep you toasty for a good while!
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Postby midgin » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:37 am

Lovely shots.... I think the wattle with the beautiful red colours of the wet wood and the bush in the background is a perfect winter shot.
Well done! 8)
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Postby Pokie » Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:05 am

They look great again! Tough competition again. :)

I especially like the wattle. :)
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Postby sara » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:24 am

Lovely shots, especially of the daffodil - they are so cheerful when they finally spring up! (Mine are still barely out of the ground).
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Postby Luzy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:48 pm

Lovely shots, Chris, and I'm so glad that you got some wattle in - such a fantastic winter flower. :D And the creeper looks sensational - does it flower as well?

Now, don't stop there... :D
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Postby Chris C » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:55 pm

Luzy wrote: And the creeper looks sensational - does it flower as well?



Yes it has a lovely show of flowers. Some years the block has been lit up by clumps of it all over the place, and other times it's less in evidence. It seemed to do particularly well after a bushfire.

There's a picture here of a clump in flower some years back.

Kennedia in flower

It's the reddish pink in the foreground
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Postby Luzy » Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:28 pm

Huh! For some reason or other I imagined it with purple flowers :roll: It certainly gets an excellent show!
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Postby Pam » Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:33 pm

Luzy, my guess is you were thinking Hardenbergia - the leaves do look very similar, judging from the pic.
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Postby Luzy » Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:36 pm

Actually, when I think Hardenbergia I think 'white' as mine's putting on a great display at the moment. The leaves certainly are similar, but also similar to some other vine that grew in the bush where I grew up. Just proves I know nothing about it! :lol:
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Postby Pam » Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:40 pm

Just proves I know nothing about it!


That's pretty simple, just make it up as you go - works for me! :lol:

(actually, that's not really true - I have such a shocking memory I'd never remember what I had said! :roll: )
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Postby Luzy » Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:52 pm

Maybe we should get a memory book, and write down the things that we make up. But I've got no idea how to index it so we can find what we made up and when :roll: :roll:
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Postby Chris C » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:14 pm

The Kennedia we have and the Hardenbergia are extremely similar to look at when they're not in flower. To a non-botanical eye like mine they look very alike. The Hardenbergia leaves just seem slightly more pointy.

I'm pretty sure that our Kennedia is Coccinea - aka Coral Vine. Seen here at Florabase:

Kenendia Cocccinea

Our wild hardenbergia has been in flower for quite a few weeks now. Here's one just outside the front door.

Hardenbergia pic

I'll post a pic when the vine on the tank flowers. I just hope it comes out pink and not purple... :oops:
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Postby Spider Lily » Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:25 pm

Great shots Chris! I also like the wattle photo :D
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:22 pm

Pam wrote:
Just proves I know nothing about it!


That's pretty simple, just make it up as you go - works for me! :lol:

(actually, that's not really true - I have such a shocking memory I'd never remember what I had said! :roll: )

Do you remember saying you would buy Ian dinner at a resterant of his choicing. :) :)
Uou did say it or do you forget that to :lol: :lol:

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Postby Pam » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:48 pm

Do you remember saying you would buy Ian dinner


Nup! Wouldn't have said that 'cause I can't stand the cold!
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Postby Luzy » Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:52 am

:lol: :lol: Good one, Paul! Are you to be Ian's dinner partner? :wink:
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:50 am

Luzy wrote::lol: :lol: Good one, Paul! Are you to be Ian's dinner partner? :wink:

Yep :!: :!: .

Pam is trying toget out of it by saying she cant stand the cold :twisted:
Truth be known she would love to do it and enjoy it to 8) 8) .
Pam would realy have a good night as well. :D :D
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Postby enrico » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:48 pm

Great photos Chris, :) funny :lol: I looked at that vine this morning with intent to buy, :( and then :shock: I spotted a white hardenbergia .....and after seeing Luzy`s :roll: :roll: .. what was I to do :?:
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Postby Pam » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:43 pm

Pam would realy have a good night as well


What? Shouting Ian dinner? Sheesh, I hope he doesn't eat much!
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