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Postby dalelesley » Mon May 30, 2016 3:02 pm

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Still can't post on my old page so thought I'd try a new one. My parsley just keeps on growing.
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Postby dalelesley » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:15 pm

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Well winter is here at last. Not my very favourite time of the year but love to cuddle up with a good book in front of a good fire. My Birch has finally decided to turn gold seeing how it's about three weeks late. The front paddock this morning at 9.30am night time temp here was 0 a bit warmer than minus 1 a couple of nights ago
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Postby dalelesley » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:19 pm

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the morning frost. My Irises and Peonies will love it.
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Postby dalelesley » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:06 am

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I was given three little bulbs some weeks ago by an elderly lady at the community centre where I donate vegies. She tells me they are quite rear but couldn't remember the name of them. The bulbs were like miniature sweet potato pink/brown in colour with tiny knobs on top like calla lilies. So I thought if I posted this pic some one might know what they are. Bit hard I know with out a flower but maybe someone might have one and know what it is. Thanks in advance
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Postby Pam » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:53 am

Slightly off-topic Dalelesley, but how are you faring in the big wet?
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Postby dalelesley » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:00 pm

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Not to bad we had 145 ml rain from the Friday night to the Monday morning and more since. I think however my gladioli's are all but done our front yard was flooded so were my glads. Just have to wait and see when spring comes around. We have Cedar Pines as wind breaks around the rear of our house block and a big branch got so weighed down with water it snapped off taking my NEW clothes line with it. We are lucky not to be right on the river system but we were cut off for a couple of days as the creeks were to deep to cross but alls good now.(I hope more rain today)
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Postby dalelesley » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:02 pm

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the stakes are where my glads are/were.
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Postby JNarelle » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:41 am

Hope your garden will get over that big soak! I usually lose a couple of plants each time we have a big fall, but it's only once or twice a year if we are lucky. I think the shock of being dry as concrete for most of the year and then a sloppy mud bog for a week is too much for the grevilleas
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Postby dalelesley » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:11 pm

You could be right grevilleas don't like to wet a feet. Still don't know if my glads will survive.
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Postby dalelesley » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:58 pm

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I have posted this plant before but now it is in flower and I am hoping some one might just know what it is. It is a very pretty little flower of three colours bright red mauve and light coloured lemon. Would love to know what it is.
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Postby dalelesley » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:00 pm

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Another one
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Postby dalelesley » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:01 pm

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over all look
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Postby dalelesley » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:15 pm

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Well have tracked down the name of my little mystery plant. It is a rear one so I consider myself most fortunate to have it. It is called TROPAELUM TRICOLOR. It is tuberous perennial Nasturtium from Chile and Bolivia. It grows to around 4-6 feet tall but can grow to 9ft. It has Psychedelic blooms in vivid scarlet, yellow and blue flowers which float like a school of tropical fish. Flowers throughout winter when most other plants are dormant or colourless. It's a cool climate plant and the flowers tend to all face the same way giving the impression they are all swimming together. They have long lasting blooms and in spring when the flowers are done the tuber goes dormant till the following autumn.
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Postby Pam » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:30 am

That's pretty!
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Postby abwal » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:09 pm

Most unusual and very nice.
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Postby midgin » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:08 am

Love that flower..so unusual. (Y)
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Postby dalelesley » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:51 pm

must admit I had absolutely no idea what the little tubers were when they were given to me but glad I decided to plant them rather than ditch them. Next year I will be planting them a good bit different to this year.
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Postby dalelesley » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:40 pm

For the past two seasons my caulies have turned yellow at an early age then go to seed very quickly, can any one tell me where I may be going wrong. I use blood & bone, sulphate potash, garden lime, sheep manure (every second time I turn the beds) and mushroom mulch. Very frustrating as the chooks end up with the caulies and not on my plate. :cry:
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Postby dalelesley » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:34 am

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My Rhododendron has flowered for the first time. Had it in a pot for a year or so then put it in the garden 18 months ago and this year it has flowered. So please with the colour which I had almost forgotten what it was like.
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Postby dalelesley » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:49 pm

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My Snow Gem Clematis has flowered in all its glory this year. It is only 18 months old so I am proud of the amount of flowers it has produced this year.
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