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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
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15/10/2017 Pterostylis banksii
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

This little grove of orchids shows the first one in mature form with the others just beginning to appear and develop.
15/10/2017 Blechnum novae-zelandiae
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Fresh new growth unfurls.
26/09/2017 Leucopogon fasciculatus
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
27/02/2017 Corokia cotoneaster
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Two adjacent plants showing with two quite different seed colours.
27/02/2017 Corokia Oratia Pounamu
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
27/02/2017 Rubus australis
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
23/01/2017 Winika cunninghamii
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Another name change - this lovely orchid has reverted to its earlier name of Dendrobium cunninghamii. This was flowering in mid-January in the bush high above Piha in West Auckland.
03/12/2016 Leptospermum scoparium
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
13/10/2016 Prumnopitys ferruginea
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

This shows the delicate 'leaf' structure and distinctive bark.
13/09/2016 Earina aestivalis
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
16/08/2016 Brachyglottis kirkii var. angustior
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
16/08/2016 Brachyglottis kirkii var. angustior
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
16/08/2016 Brachyglottis kirkii var. angustior
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
16/08/2016 Brachyglottis kirkii var. kirkii
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
13/07/2016 Cardiomanes reniforme
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

The fertile fronds with their spore capsules protruding.
13/07/2016 Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Poor kidney fern. Those pesky botanists have given it another name change - Cardiomanes reniforme.
13/07/2016 Cardiomanes reniforme
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Poor kidney fern. Those pesky botanists have given it another name change - Cardiomanes reniforme. Variously known as Trichomanes reniforme and Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum, it seems to be one of those plants that is always being reclassified.
16/06/2016 Gahnia setifolia
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
12/06/2016 Gahnia setifolia
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
10/05/2016 Ixerba brexioides
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
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