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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.
Steve Bayley'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!

To submit a photo, simply search for the relevant plant, then click the "Share a photo" link.

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31/03/2009 Metrosideros umbellata
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Dec 08 Christchurch
31/03/2009 Lophomyrtus bullata
Submitted by Steve Bayley

From D'Urville island March 09
24/02/2009 Carmichaelia stevensonii
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Dec O8
21/02/2009 Rhabdothamnus solandri
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Christchurch Feb 09
21/02/2009 Selliera radicans
Submitted by Steve Bayley

From Kaikora Dec 08
04/01/2009 Olearia adenocarpa
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Olearia adenocarpa in Dec.
04/01/2009 Olearia adenocarpa
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Flowers in Dec
04/01/2009 Acaena microphylla
Submitted by Steve Bayley

A microphylla in Dec after a rain shower.
29/12/2008 Metrosideros robusta
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Northern Rata in Flower in Christchurch in Dec
17/12/2008 Pachystegia insignis
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Dec 2008
17/12/2008 Helichrysum coralloides
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Dec 2008
17/12/2008 Entelea arborescens
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Tree from Christchurch Botanic Gardens Dec 2008
14/12/2008 Carmichaelia glabrescens
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Flowers in Dec
14/12/2008 Carmichaelia glabrescens
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Flowers in Dec
02/12/2008 Pimelea prostrata
Submitted by Steve Bayley
01/12/2008 Pyrrosia eleagnifolia
Submitted by Steve Bayley
01/12/2008 Pyrrosia eleagnifolia
Submitted by Steve Bayley
01/12/2008 Cordyline australis
Submitted by Steve Bayley

Flowering in November. Canterbury
01/12/2008 Pittosporum dallii
Submitted by Steve Bayley
01/12/2008 Olearia ilicifolia
Submitted by Steve Bayley
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