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Old November 6th, 2010, 07:49 PM
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Last month of Spring down under.

That title on this post is depressing, Spring is my favorite season. Let me see what I can find. The David Austin rose, Grace. Some of my many Snapdragons, which have put on a lovely show, and purple Honesty. I have never grown Honesty before, does anyone know if I have to wait for the seed heads to dry right out before I pick them? Oh, the reason for the lack of lawn is that some of the flower beds are in a reclaimed small sheep paddock, bordering on another paddock. Still looks better than it did when sheep or our house cow were in it. LOL.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 08:00 PM
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Next, I think, is a Peruvian Lily. (Alstroemeria). Some of my Sweet Peas, and finally a rose that most likely is Winchester Cathedral.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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Must say that Pansies are a big favorite here, I put them everywhere. Petunias are just getting going. Finally, the rose is another David Austin, Mary Rose. Not only is she beautiful, she is as tough as all get out, coping with our hot Summer easily.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 08:17 PM
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Oh how I love the David Austin roses. I myself am more partial to Fairy Tale Breeds as they seem to hold up to our harsh winters.

The Winchester Cathedral also looks like the Iceberg too.

You have beautiful flowers GF and thank you so much for bringing us some spring memories.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 08:28 PM
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A grasshopper view of the David Austin rose, The Herbalist, one of the older DA's. Quite an eye catching pink. Another Bearded Iris, and one of the many Callistemons(bottlebrushes), I think it is called Fire Cracker or something similar. Best display it's had for years because of our wetter year.
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Old November 6th, 2010, 08:44 PM
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A couple of the Callistemons out the front now. The cream one is either C. Pallidus, or C. Salignus, and the red might be C. Kings Park Special. The tree behind the cream one is a Pomegranate which I tolerate because of it's lovely bright orange flowers, we never use the fruit itself but I think the possums like it.
Finally, just another Snapdragon shot.
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Lovely gardens, GF!! I love the purple and pink theme going on in your third post! I've never seen bottle-brushes before--those are cool!
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