Spring Paws

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Spring Paws

Postby abwal » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:19 pm

Yes, my typing is not always good, but I can spell.
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Postby Comeilotei » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:30 pm

WOW!!! What beautiful Kangaroo Paw Abwal! Love the colours....Are they the natives of Western Australia?

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Postby abwal » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:48 pm

Certainly their forebears were, but, if I remember correctly, these are hybrids. Feel free to correct me anyone. 'Paws' are new to me and I have much to learn.
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Postby Pam » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:42 am

Highly likely to be a hybrid, I would say. The original red and green one from WA would not survive well in our climate.
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Postby The Estate » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:04 pm

I have bopught 3 - 4 oever the years and killed me ll :evil: :evil:
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Postby Pam » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:14 pm

I had them growing at Dubbo when we were there and they did well ..... until I decided to divide them. :(

Someone here (Ithink?) was saying the big red one is very tough, so I got one at the markets last time I was there - it's just waiting for a trailer-load of sand before I can plant it. :roll:
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Postby midgin » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:17 pm

Very colourful... like Thee, I also have killed some... at present have a green one in a pot and am about to search for a vacant spot in the garden for it...Pam, do the like a sandy, well drained area?
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Postby Pam » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:21 pm

Good drainage is essential for them Midgin. I don't think they necessarily have to have sand, but I need it here for the heavy clay.
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Postby midgin » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:27 pm

Ok, thanks for that... I hope to have a bit more luck this time.
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