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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.
Beverley Davidson's photos

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Every month, we'll display a new feature photo on the front page of the website. If we choose yours, we'll send you a gift voucher worth $60!

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15/06/2018 Xeronema callistemon forma callistemon
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Xeronema with Coprosma acerosa growing around it. Not the time of year for spectacular flower spikes, but these leaf blades gave a fine sculptural effect instead.
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.
07/06/2010 Vitex lucens
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
07/06/2010 Vitex lucens
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

A mature puriri complete with 'widowmakers'
21/08/2010 Vitex lucens
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

On puriri, flowers and/or fruit seem to be ever-present.
21/08/2010 Vitex lucens
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Branchlets and flower clusters coming out of the gnarled old trunks.
22/07/2010 Urtica ferox
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
22/07/2010 Urtica ferox
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
22/07/2010 Urtica ferox
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
22/07/2010 Urtica australis
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

The admiral butterflies were as thick on this plant as monarchs often are on swan plants.
28/08/2010 Urtica australis
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
07/10/2012 Tetragonia tetragonioides
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
11/09/2011 Tecomanthe speciosa
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
11/09/2011 Tecomanthe speciosa
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Published in the Titirangi Tatler, September 2011
21/08/2010 Sticherus flabellatus
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

This 'rare and difficult' fern has been thriving for the last 10 years along this driveway.
21/08/2010 Sticherus flabellatus
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

The uncurling fronds begin the advance to another tier of growth.
21/08/2010 Sticherus flabellatus
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

A frond beginning to reveal itself.
21/08/2010 Sticherus flabellatus
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
21/08/2010 Sticherus flabellatus
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

This healthy plant shows various stages of development, with uncurling fronds, partially open fronds and fully developed fronds.
16/07/2012 Sporadanthus ferrugineus
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
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