Spring In The Garden

Rod
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Re: Spring In The Garden

Post by Rod » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:06 am

GREVILLE wrote:Green with envy, Rod, that you're going and growing green for the coming months while we go into reverse here :( It must be said though that basking in one of the warmest Autumns we've ever had has brought out lots of Spring flowers on many confused plants. With the large leaved aroids and nanas STILL throwing out rollers and new leaves it might as well be Spring!

Drooling over your Aloes, too. I first brought back A. maculata as a division off a flowering plant from the Canary Islands many years ago. I've got more plants from this, some quite big, both potted and planted out (lifted in winter) but have never got them to flower. A. aristata and striatula always oblige, however, and they are planted out permanently - our last three hard winters not touching them. Acquired A. polyphylla last year but I'm not planting this out yet.

Keep us jealous in the coming months with more pics as you spring into summer icon_thumleft
Hi Greville - Thanks for your kind comments.
I Can't wait for the Summer, as we had a really bad Winter, that killed one of my Corymbia ficifolias. ( Red Flowering Gum )
I too love Aloe's. and aquired this Aloe maculata from a pup, from a wild one growing on a cliff face just 12 km from me. It took 2-years to get to flowering.
Latitude; 43°,31'S
Hottest Month; 23.0°c / 12.0°c
Coldest Month; 11.0°c / 2.0°c
Mean Sunshine; 2144 hrs
Mean Rainfall; 618 mm


Rod
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Re: Spring In The Garden

Post by Rod » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:19 am

jungle jas wrote:Hi, will some kind sole tell me what a Giant Himalayan Lily is?
Nice garden makes me wish I lived over there. icon_salut
Hi Jungle Jas - Just google 'GIANT HIMALAYAN LILY' and heaps comes up.
Click on Google Images.
Latitude; 43°,31'S
Hottest Month; 23.0°c / 12.0°c
Coldest Month; 11.0°c / 2.0°c
Mean Sunshine; 2144 hrs
Mean Rainfall; 618 mm


Rod
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Re: Spring In The Garden

Post by Rod » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:45 am

Some more
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Latitude; 43°,31'S
Hottest Month; 23.0°c / 12.0°c
Coldest Month; 11.0°c / 2.0°c
Mean Sunshine; 2144 hrs
Mean Rainfall; 618 mm


GREVILLE
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Re: Spring In The Garden

Post by GREVILLE » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:51 am

That blue poppy is a gem, Rod. Meconopsis are incredibly fussy and I've given up on these. I keep a blue and white border for the Mrs and despite trying to alter the growing conditions, or trying them elsewhere, they have never established for us.


Rod
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Re: Spring In The Garden

Post by Rod » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:17 am

Geranium maderense ( Native Of Madeira )
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Latitude; 43°,31'S
Hottest Month; 23.0°c / 12.0°c
Coldest Month; 11.0°c / 2.0°c
Mean Sunshine; 2144 hrs
Mean Rainfall; 618 mm


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