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Old March 8th, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Here is a link to Crimson Rosellas. We saw them a lot as we drove down beside the Grampians Mt range to dog shows at Hamilton but all the time we have lived here I've hoped we'd see them shift into this area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_Rosella

Our common Rosella here though is the Eastern rosella.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Rosella

We often have these in the garden and see small groups of them in the forest opposite us, or along roadsides. Strange that they are so colorful against our very drab 'bush'.

The Blood Lily is strange, Hazel, it puts up two huge leaves, then when they die down you get these red shaving brush-like flowers. Quite expensive to buy, prices range from $13.50 a bulb to $33 or more. Glad mine were a gift.
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