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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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15/11/2015 Phormium tenax
Submitted by geoff hare

Rainbow Lorikeet enjoying breakfast at Royal Botanic Gardens Melb this morning..
29/09/2013 Clianthus puniceus
Submitted by geoff hare
29/09/2013 Microsorum pustulatum subsp. pustulatum
Submitted by geoff hare

Effective ground cover at Royal Melb. Botanical Gardens..
10/06/2013 Heliohebe hulkeana
Submitted by geoff hare

..one of my favs - as with the bugs checking it out..
10/06/2013 Muehlenbeckia complexa
Submitted by geoff hare

..this twining plant is used effectively to create formal sculptures at the entrance of Ian Potters Childrens Garden at RMBG in Melb..
04/04/2013 Rhopalostylis sapida
Submitted by geoff hare

..opening wide at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melb
06/11/2012 Clianthus puniceus
Submitted by geoff hare

..new plantings at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melb.
06/11/2012 Arthropodium cirratum
Submitted by geoff hare

..like emerging bird chicks in a nest, these flowers buds are about to explore first light..
27/11/2011 Asplenium oblongifolium
Submitted by geoff hare

..nice healthy clump at RMBG
14/11/2011 Fuchsia procumbens
Submitted by geoff hare

..cute and reliable.
14/11/2011 Arthropodium cirratum
Submitted by geoff hare

..and another.! Flowers just seem to float.
14/11/2011 Arthropodium cirratum
Submitted by geoff hare

..looks stunning in this formal en masse display at Alexandra Gardens Melb.
01/11/2011 Carmichaelia odorata
Submitted by geoff hare

..one of my favs when in flower
01/11/2011 Phormium cookianum subsp. hookeri
Submitted by geoff hare

..a local Wattle bird with a face full of pollen enjoying lunch at RMBG
15/10/2011 Cordyline australis
Submitted by geoff hare

..a Cordy in fine form at the Royal Exhibition Gardens in Melb.
25/09/2011 Metrosideros carminea Adult
Submitted by geoff hare

..resting on Dicondra repens.
25/09/2011 Rhopalostylis sapida
Submitted by geoff hare

..nice structural group at RMBG
25/09/2011 Macropiper excelsum subsp. excelsum
Submitted by geoff hare
25/09/2011 Sophora tetraptera
Submitted by geoff hare

..looking gorgeous at RMBG
25/04/2011 Coprosma robusta
Submitted by geoff hare

..with friends (or are they.?)
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