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Old October 4th, 2010, 04:47 AM
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Flowering down under in October.

Lovely time of the year here, except for all the mosquitoes following the floods we had. The Aquilegias are just starting to flower, also the vine I put on the tank stand last year, Pandorea jasminoides. It has Pandorea pandorana for company, which has a smaller, more tubular flower that is cream with a pink throat but my camera doesn't seem to like the colour, I always get blurry photo's.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 07:02 AM
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Beautiful flowers, we are going into fall now so much different sort of colour, lol, so seeing your pics brings some thoughts of summer back.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 09:54 AM
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You may appreciate our Summer then when you are in the depths of Winter. Not that I have much of a Summer garden, it's too hot here.
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Old October 5th, 2010, 09:44 PM
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Got a photo of Pandorea pandorana this morning. Nicknamed the Wonga Wonga vine. Second photo is a native plant , an Eremophila nivea (emu bush), and both it and the Pandoreas are bird attracting.Third photo is just a daisy that is part of my "pot city", a cutting a neighbor gave me earlier this year that must like it here.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 09:22 AM
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It's Bearded Iris time.

The start of the irises.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Some variety. The rose is Lavender Pinnochio. I shouldn have removed the leaves with Black Spot first but oh well .
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Old October 21st, 2010, 09:58 AM
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It is spring down under and you are treating us with your beautiful garden. Thank you Goldfields for these. You will be able to remind us NAmericans that yes we will have our gardens back in ummmm 6 months . patti
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Old October 21st, 2010, 10:06 AM
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wow..those are gorgeous flowers!!! thanks for sharing, for some reason my rose bush decided to treat me with a few blooms...I have 3 ready to open.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:27 PM
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The second flower in post 6, is that a sort of Poppy? So pretty .
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:10 PM
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The yellow iris is really showing itself off, so had to include today's photo of it. The second one is a colour the camera is now determined it can't take, it's so frustrating when it blurs slightly. I'll keep trying for a better shot. The third plant is just a little favorite of mine, Mathiola, or Evening Scented Stocks.

Melinda, what rose is going to flower, do you know its name? All mine are budding but we are on the verge of a locust plague and I have no idea whether they are going to want to eat rosebushes or just grass.

LP. that, I think, is an opium poppy. People here still grow them as garden flowers because they are so beautiful, especially the doubles, but I tried them one year, found they suffocated my young roses and tried to get rid of them. There are just a couple up and I'll cull them before they send seed everywhere. I'll show you photo's of my doubles.

Patti, I'd go crazy if I couldn't have a garden for 6 months. Do people grow indoor plants during the cold months? I hope I can find something nice for you all during your Winter.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:18 PM
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I may just include some irises here that bloomed last year, as chances are they may not bloom this year. They are so beautiful, pity they don't repeat flower like most roses.
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I hope I can find something nice for you all during your Winter.
Oh Goldfields, I envy you! I would LOVE to see pictures of your beautiful gardens all winter long. The Pandorea pandorana's are absolutely stunning. Never seen anything like them before.

Keep'm coming please.
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