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Forum: Gardening February 24th, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
The Gladi' was looking wilted last night after...

The Gladi' was looking wilted last night after 38C heat yesterday, Hazel, so I've an old dog show umbrella shading it today. 39C is the forecast. I'm having a siesta shortly, one way to get through...
Forum: Gardening February 24th, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
I felt something crawl up my neck when I came...

I felt something crawl up my neck when I came inside the other night and it was one of the Mantis babies, and Hazel, they are Praying Mantis, I stuck a stick in front of one and it put its front legs...
Forum: Gardening February 13th, 2012, 11:50 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
Even when I worked with racehorses I didn't...

Even when I worked with racehorses I didn't gamble, I was there solely because of my love for horses. I actually helped look after a horse that was beaten by a short half head in that race, but...
Forum: Gardening February 12th, 2012, 11:51 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
Well, now you know, lindapalm, the biggest horse...

Well, now you know, lindapalm, the biggest horse race in the Southern hemisphere, the Melbourne Cup, is always on the first Tuesday in November. :) The Flemington racecourse has lots of roses around...
Forum: Gardening February 11th, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
What about daffodils, do they come up similar...

What about daffodils, do they come up similar time as the crocus, or later? Our best months, and I have to name two, are October/November, as in October the irises bloom and some roses, but roses...
Forum: Gardening February 11th, 2012, 12:55 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
Haven't much in the garden now, far too dry this...

Haven't much in the garden now, far too dry this Summer. But, first a humble Petunia, and the two roses are Baronne Edmond de Rothschild, and Loving Memory. The last might be a rose (potted at the...
Forum: Gardening February 11th, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
Pale green is great, what about my pale green...

Pale green is great, what about my pale green Zinnia? :) Are there any other flowers tough enough to survive snow? I used to think the Hellebores were nicknamed the Winter Rose here, I have my...
Forum: Gardening February 9th, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
I just Googled your Helleborus, lindapalm, it's...

I just Googled your Helleborus, lindapalm, it's lovely. I don't know if I have it myself. My sister gave me about 6 of them but couldn't tell me what they'll be, and they haven't flowered yet. I know...
Forum: Gardening February 9th, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
Not like Queensland does, Hazel. They've got bad...

Not like Queensland does, Hazel. They've got bad floods up there right now, Summer is their wet season. This part of Victoria has 4 distinct seasons, with most of our rain during Spring. I can feel...
Forum: Gardening February 9th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
Yes, there certainly are some lovely Salvias. I...

Yes, there certainly are some lovely Salvias. I have a heap of them waiting to be planted out when cooler , hopefully wetter weather comes.
Forum: Gardening February 9th, 2012, 04:35 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
I just noticed something strange when I was...

I just noticed something strange when I was resizing these photo's, I assumed the first two are Pelargonium Gibbosum but their flowers are slightly different. Tomorrow I will carefully follow the...
Forum: Gardening February 5th, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
LOL. You don't mind bees I hope, or butterflies?

LOL. You don't mind bees I hope, or butterflies?
Forum: Gardening February 5th, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
I've been wondering that myself, Hazel, or are...

I've been wondering that myself, Hazel, or are they salmon and open to pink? Time will tell, I've hardly had a chance to study it. My friend also gave me some bulbils for double tiger lilies, but...
Forum: Gardening February 5th, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
Patti, thanks, that looks exactly like my adult...

Patti, thanks, that looks exactly like my adult one (eating butterflies) but I'm not so sure now about the smaller one. Of course when you want to see one and look for little front legs, they can't...
Forum: Gardening February 5th, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
I'm sure it did, Hazel, but I'll have a look next...

I'm sure it did, Hazel, but I'll have a look next time I see it. I like what good hunters they are, I saw him right inside a rose, just sticking his little head out, waiting for a meal to come along....
Forum: Gardening February 5th, 2012, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
Extremely windy here today, it'd blow a dog off...

Extremely windy here today, it'd blow a dog off its chain as they say, with gusts of over 100klm an hour in some parts of the state. My sister said the wind took about 4 metres off the top of her...
Forum: Gardening January 31st, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
I shouldn't laugh, people have phobias about all...

I shouldn't laugh, people have phobias about all sorts of things. I've seen a number of baby Praying Mantis in the garden, conditions must be just right for them. I don't like the babies as much,...
Forum: Gardening January 30th, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
This one has me scratching my head. It is Claire...

This one has me scratching my head. It is Claire Austin, which can be seen here ...

http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.44031

... and indeed it was a white rose when I bought it. I...
Forum: Gardening January 30th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Goldfields
What a difference a day makes. First two photo's...

What a difference a day makes. First two photo's are of the same Grimaldi bloom and I like the way the colours mellowed during the day. Third I think is Tipsy Imperial Concubine, it lost its name...
Forum: Gardening January 29th, 2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 129
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Posted By Goldfields
LOL. Yes, bit of an antisocial habit that is,...

LOL. Yes, bit of an antisocial habit that is, eating their mate's head. I don't see them as ugly, but it makes me wonder, what about grasshoppers or locusts, do they worry you also? I used to freak...
Forum: Gardening January 29th, 2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By Goldfields
I did wonder was it praying or preying,...

I did wonder was it praying or preying, lindapalm, and was too lazy to look it up. :) I say "whatever", and how can it be a favorite, because it won't bite me.LOL. They're harmless to humans. A bit...
Forum: Gardening January 28th, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Goldfields
Had disappointing news when a garden enthusiast...

Had disappointing news when a garden enthusiast friend called in on Australia Day. He told me my Bush Gem Kangaroo Paws are supposedly not long lived. Darn, 'cause I really like this pink one.
...
Forum: Gardening January 28th, 2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 129
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Posted By Goldfields
The not so nice side of Nature.

As you'd know, the Buddleja is nicknamed the Butterfly bush. Well, one of my favorite insects, the Praying Mantis, knows all about that and for the past 2 days has been seen hanging out under this...
Forum: Gardening January 26th, 2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By Goldfields
Just Joey. :lovestruck: Nice little pelargonium...

Just Joey. :lovestruck:
Nice little pelargonium I'd forgotten I had given to me.
Gaillardia.
Forum: Gardening January 26th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By Goldfields
It really is an unusual red, I agree, lindapalm....

It really is an unusual red, I agree, lindapalm.
I'll post a couple of photo's I took up at a friend's farm now. First the beautiful pink rose, Redoute. It's been added to my wish list. :D
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