Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Off topic forum > Gardening

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old December 27th, 2012, 01:13 AM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Tantau's Bernstein Rose
Tipsy Imperial Concubine, hard to grow, but worth it if you succeed.
Cosmos.
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old December 27th, 2012, 09:55 AM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,824
Very pretty, GF. I love that rose that you didn't like at first, too! Gorgeous color! Is it scented?
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old December 27th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Strongly fragrant with blooms predominantly borne on single stems, Hazel
. I think it might have a better perfume than Firefighter, a similar red beauty.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old December 28th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
This flower was a very pleasant surprise for me this morning, the first Spider Lily I've grown. The pot it is in was behind a garden chair so I hadn't noticed it getting ready to do its thing.
Spider Lily
Italian White sunflower.
Double Delite sunflower.
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old December 28th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Dog Dancer's Avatar
Dog Dancer Dog Dancer is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 6,559
GF, the spider lily is spectacular!
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old December 28th, 2012, 09:10 PM
lindapalm lindapalm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 596
I agree, the spider lily is really unique.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old December 28th, 2012, 10:03 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,824
Those are all three pretty spectacular in my book!!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old December 29th, 2012, 07:26 AM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
I put the Spider Lily up there with Sprekelia, as you said, DD and Lindapalm, unique and spectacular. I'm glad I've tried some of the better bulbs, but then I'm in a garden forum where the other members inspire me with their knowledge and gardening expertise, and their love of the unusual. Glad there are not many Queenslanders because they really do have the most beautiful tropical plants that I could never grow down here in the south.
Here is an unusual little Geranium next. Just the occasional leaf on those funny stems and a different sort of flower.
A green and white Zinnia. Not a good year for these plants sad to say.
Finally, I think this sunflower is called Solar Flare, I need to check though tomorrow. Love all the sunflowers, Hazel.
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old December 29th, 2012, 12:22 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,824
I'm a big fan of sunflowers, too! We have quite a few native varieties growing in the wild here. That geranium is really neat!!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old December 29th, 2012, 08:00 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Yes, I like the geranium, only trouble is it breaks easily, at those joins you can see in the stem. All it means I guess is that you end up with a few smaller plants, I just shove the broken bits straight into the potting mix.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old December 29th, 2012, 08:19 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,824
So the broken bits root?
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old December 30th, 2012, 09:50 AM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Yes, any sort of geranium is easy to grow from broken bits.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old December 30th, 2012, 02:27 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,824
I never knew that! I'll have to try it. I've never had much luck propagating any plant by that method, though...
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old December 30th, 2012, 07:30 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
I'm trying to get pelargoniums started right now from pieces a friend gave me and they are doing fairly well.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old December 30th, 2012, 11:17 PM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
Even though i dont have a green thumb and dont know squat about flowers only what i like about the look of them..i'm still really enjoying your pics.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old December 31st, 2012, 08:55 AM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Well, there is another side of gardening in the summer down under, apart from pretty flowers. First another visit from this young fellow, I relocated him back to a garden bed that he'd left after I watered it. Later hubby tells me the cat, Ginger, has caught a young goanna. Apparently he presented himself at the gazebo to show off his prize, calling out to hubby to make sure he noticed. Then he took it off under the house. OK as long as he ate it, otherwise it'll really smell. Finally, the hat trick of 3, I asked hubby to get me a bird net out of the shed, to cover an apple tree, and this is what he found. A brown snake had got tangled in that black net and strangled itself. People actually lay pieces of that black net on the ground where they have seen snakes, once they get their head through it sadly they can't get out. I must find a box or trunk to store ours in, it's not a nice death for a snake.
Attached Images
  
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old December 31st, 2012, 09:20 AM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,824
Love the lizard! Is that one of those blue-tongues?

That was a big brown snake! Aren't those venomous? So even if you'd found it in time, you wouldn't have been able to safely free it?
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old December 31st, 2012, 09:54 AM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
That is a nice looking lizard.To bad about the snake.what could you do for it if you did find it in time.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old December 31st, 2012, 06:12 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Don't know whether you could free them, Hazel, it'd be a pretty nasty snake by the time you did and they are one of the world's deadliest snakes. They are very fast too. Seeing they continue to hang around buildings if there is a food source, e.g. mice, you either need to get them relocated, or kill them. Sometimes they are found with their heads caught in soft drink cans, which they can't back out of , but those nets must also catch a lot. We had a live snake in a net, at ground level, when I had my dogs out in the same area for exercise one time. Tammy spotted it just when I was going to take them back in and would not come away, I had to pick her up and carry her. Thankfully no dog got bitten. That's not a big Brown by the way, I saw a 7 footer a mile from here, and Ian has seen 2 big ones like that down at the hay shed. You just know you are going to die if something like that bites you.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old January 1st, 2013, 01:03 AM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
Is there a vaccine for a bite from one of them?.
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old January 1st, 2013, 01:34 AM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Yes, but have to get it in time. Knew of a lad who got bitten on the ankle while sitting milking a cow, he thought it was just a grass seed at first, anyway although it'd be 20 miles at the most to the clinic, the Dr came out to meet them partway. The boy was okay. I guess it all depends on how many bites and how much venom you get.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old January 1st, 2013, 11:44 AM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,824
Oy! Glad he survived!!
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old January 1st, 2013, 12:01 PM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
Thats good that he lived.must be a real scary feeling
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old January 1st, 2013, 07:39 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Yes, and another friend got bitten on the finger when picking up a rock to give to a friend for her garden rockery. How unlucky can you be, to pick up one with a snake under it. Anyway, her symptoms sounded really dreadful and scary, so even though she survived, it's obviously not a trip you want to take. I'd hate to imagine how many horses and cows etc. get killed after stepping on them, or dogs after they try to kill them. My friend Di lost one of her cats, a Siamese, she found it and the dead snake lying side by side. They are the worlds second most dangerous snake, the Taipan up in Queensland is the top of the list. Oh, and that one dead in the bird netting measured 4 foot 8 inches by the way.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old January 2nd, 2013, 05:58 PM
angeldogs's Avatar
angeldogs angeldogs is offline
Jag and Gingers dad
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waterloo On.Ca
Posts: 4,483
Nice size snake not to big for lenght. my old female ball python was 4ft.but also not the worlds 2nd most deadliest snake. but big enough to have a quick strike range.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old February 11th, 2013, 08:04 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Something other than roses for a start. Liatris starting to flower, Johnny Jump Ups, and Kangaroo Paw.
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old February 11th, 2013, 08:10 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Beautiful sunflowers again. Hope I am not posting these for a second time.
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old February 11th, 2013, 08:18 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Smooth Sunglow.
Unknown rose, tag got lost.
Raspberry Tiger.
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old February 11th, 2013, 08:20 PM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,762
I loves Johnny jump up flowers . We might have fall down Barkingdog in my back yard if I am not careful.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old February 11th, 2013, 08:24 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,282
Smooth Swirl, which is not my favorite rose. It has very stiff petals, doesn't last long and I was disappointed with its colour. The next two, Queen Adelaide and Pope John Paul 2nd, have lovely fragrance and will always have a spot in my garden.
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 7.69%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 PM.