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Six on Saturday - 23/9/2017

The “could be anything” list on our host’s participants guide to Six on Saturday is six items long. Perfect, thinks me, I’ll do one of each. 548 more words

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Familiarity breeds contempt.

Blechnum chilensis is a large and handsome fern. For all the many years that I didn’t possess it, I wanted it very much. Eventually a friend dug a piece from her garden and gave it to me. 118 more words

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A Bounty of Banksias

In July there was a great display of various banksias at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens. There are quite a few cultivars now available that are suitable for small gardens. 34 more words

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I didn't but...

In yesterday’s post I mentioned in passing that I would be doing some work on Monday, today, well one week ago really as I am at this point eight posts ahead. 391 more words

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Plants that challenge

Those of us who like to grow Australian native plants often long to grow some of the more difficult species in their own garden and mostly they come from WA. 57 more words

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Six on Saturday - 9/9/2017

Ah, the uncertain days of autumn. Things that look good on Thursday are trashed by Saturday; things that look like they will open in time don’t. 431 more words

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More flowers and this time small eucalypts

There are hundreds of small eucalypts to choose from and here are some more from Melton Botanic Gardens. I am thinking of  growing some from seed so downloaded the seed catalogue from Nindethana Seeds. 59 more words

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