Friday, November 29, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
FEATHERS, FUR and FANG. Some Of The Wildlife Seen Today.
|This caterpillar was making a meal of my Tropical Giant Sage.|
|Very happy to see that we have Stingless Bees (Trigona sp.) in the yard, even if they are on an exotic plant. This now|
brings to about seven species of native bee that visit the garden.
|Blue-banded Bee, the most common bee in the garden.|
|An Eastern Water-skink in the veggie patch.|
|Rainbow Lorikeets add a splash of colour.|
Friday, November 15, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Jean and Allan's native garden, at Baulkham Hills, was opened as part of the Australian Plant Society's NSW November Gathering.
I last visited this garden about 25+ years ago and I was just as amazed at the variety and quality of the plants this time as I was then.
(This outing was on the Saturday ( I cheated) luckily, as I stayed home on Friday because they were expecting temperatures up to 40 C (104 F) with total fire bans which meant National Parks would be closed)
Click on photos to enlarge.
|The front garden gives a hint as to what is to come.|
|Flowers of the rain-forest.|
Pink Lilly Pilly flowers
Graptophyllum ilicifolium - Holly-leaved Graptophyllum. (top right)
and Graptophyllum excelsum - Scarlet Fuchsia.
|I don't think this is normal for the seed-pod of Acacia cultriformis (Knife-leaf Wattle, Dogtooth Wattle)|
but it makes for an interesting photo.