First for the year!!(pt 3)

July 18, 2009

Categories: General, Non-Daffodil

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I’ve mentioned before that we have a fairly small block (mostly  occupied by house), and here is a vista from the daffodil patch  looking north. If you look very closely, you can see my lone winter  daffodil through the leaves of the grass tree (top right).

The  plants to the left of the grass tree are Patersonia occidentalis an  evergreen bulb with purple flowers in spring. The spiky things in  the gravel are ‘baby’ grass trees – only about eight years old.  That’s their mum with the trunk. She is around 40-50 years old. The two different-coloured shrubby things behind the Gazania are two specimens of Sclerolaena I collected early this year near Broken Hill in far west New South Wales. I’m waiting for them to flower so  that I can identify which species – they aren’t easy to tell apart, just like a number of daffodils.

Ian & Julie Lester

6 Judith Wright Street FRANKLIN ACT 2913

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