New Growth

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New Growth

Postby abwal » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:55 pm

New growth on a croton. The leaves darken as they mature and become deep red. ( Yes, Luzy, one of them.)

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Postby Mister Wisteria » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:20 pm

Yes the Croton, very nice. But what about the birds of paradise, love them.
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Postby abwal » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:03 pm

Mr W., the birds have been really good this year with heaps of flowers ( as you can tell from some of my posts). They were getting a little too much shade, but a bit of heavy pruning and felling of a Norfolk pine have fixed that.
Hated to see the Norfolk go, but it was just getting too big. The tree fellers sold the trunk, but did not offer a reduction for their work. I am not upset at all about this. I am happy it was put to good use.
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:15 pm

I just love them Abwal, close to my favorite flower.
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Postby abwal » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:47 pm

Yes, they are great and very hardy in our climate. I grew this clump from a tiny aerial given to me by a friend who grew them commercially.

I once tried to move a mature clump. I think I would rather dig out a mature gum.
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Postby Luzy » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:09 am

That croton's got a fantastic contrast, abwal! :D Looks great in that patch of garden. :D
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Postby ginge » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:10 am

That looks fantastic, the colours are great :D
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Postby tilly » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:36 pm

Looks good Abwal you must have a huge garden area......
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