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Array of Aussie plants - Can you nominate them ?

Postby waldon » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:35 pm

Photo from the Roma Street Gardens here in Brisbane. A section of aussie natives.

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Postby Luzy » Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:04 pm

Luckily, I'm hopeless at picking most natives! :D There's some really Furry Palms, possibly two different grevilleas on the far right, maybe kangaroo paw in the foreground and a magnificent black boy (I know I'm not allowed to call them that anymore - but that's what they were called when I was a kid... :oops: :oops: ).

Nice example of how colourful an Aussie garden can be, Wal, with foliage and flowers. :D

Oh, and how about a gum tree in the background :roll:
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Postby Ann » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:04 am

That's all I recognised, but, yes, they are now grass trees or xanthorrhoeas. :D They grow like mad in cleared areas. :D
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Postby Luzy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:25 am

...and have humongous price tags in nurseries! :shock: I think I should be able to remember grass trees. :roll:
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Postby Pam » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:11 am

I can't pick the very back row, but there are foxtail palms , then a lilypilly(?) hedge, Robyn Gordon Grevillea on the left, grass trees, then maybe Geraldton wax?, then a Grevillea whose foliage looks similar to Scarlet Sprite maybe, then another grevillea and kangaroo paws in the front.


On closer inspection, I'm thinking it's probably not Geraldton Wax to the right of the grass tree - do you have a clearer picture of it, Wal?
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Postby waldon » Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:50 pm

Pam wrote:I can't pick the very back row, but there are foxtail palms , then a lilypilly(?) hedge, Robyn Gordon Grevillea on the left, grass trees, then maybe Geraldton wax?, then a Grevillea whose foliage looks similar to Scarlet Sprite maybe, then another grevillea and kangaroo paws in the front.


On closer inspection, I'm thinking it's probably not Geraldton Wax to the right of the grass tree - do you have a clearer picture of it, Wal?


How's that miss pat, oh, it went smaller instead of larger :?

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Postby Pam » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:32 am

How's that miss pat, oh, it went smaller instead of larger


Very helpful - I'm sure! :roll:

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Postby Luzy » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:12 pm

Are you going to give us some clues, Wal? Or even if we're getting warmer or colder? :?
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Postby Pam » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:00 am

Luzy, I don't think he is! :roll:
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Postby Luzy » Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:19 am

Cheeky fellow! Maybe we'd better keep guessing... :roll:
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Postby waldon » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:56 am

Now come on people, I'm not the gardener there. I don't know. It is labelled the Aussie section in the pamphlett. There's only a few different plants in the photo, I think they've been named.
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Postby Pam » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:31 pm

Oh, so it wasn't a quiz, Wal, it was a question?

Darn, and here was I thinking we were getting to play a game! :lol:
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Postby waldon » Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:47 pm

It was a question, It was a quiz, It has answers but you'll have to visit the gardens to find them.

Ain't that a fun game ?
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Postby Pam » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:19 am

Been there, done that, but it's always worth a visit!
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