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October 4, 2007



Grevillea hybrid (bought at a commercial nursery 9 years ago and only now starting to flower)

*Thanks to Kathy for telling me that it is Grevillea lanigera . See


Native mint flowers


Wattle (Acacia ?……no garden records to confirm variety even though I planted it)

*Thanks to Helen – A. elongata. Swamp Wattle


Tea tree ….I think – it grew without any intervention from me ( apart from keeping weeds at bay)


Purple Twining pea – Hardenbergia violacea

5 Comments leave one →
  1. kathy permalink
    October 5, 2007 10:13 pm

    Is that a woolly Grevillea (Grevillea lanigera)? The leaves look like mine, but mine hasn’t flowered yet. I hope I don’t have to wait nine years for it to do so! I just walked up to look at the plant and the flowers on the label look just like yours.

  2. October 6, 2007 4:03 am

    Hi Nada!
    How beautiful!! I have only recently planted a whole lot of natives in the front yard. I am really looking forward to them growing up!
    I think the wattle is Acacia elongata at a guess…Hardenbergia is my all time favourite native (but all my flowers blew off in the wind)

  3. xltilde permalink
    October 6, 2007 9:12 am


  4. October 8, 2007 1:55 am

    Kathy: I think you might be right, although the leaves are not woolly but there is some variation in the plant.

    Ours is the prostrate version and it took so long to flower because of the long, slow and expensive process of removing radiata pines, holly and cherry laurels – all were both moisture and light thieves.

    Helen: I love Hardenbergia too. I checked the local plant books and you win the prize…it is A.elongata….Swamp Wattle. Congratulations.

    Linda: Can’t you console yourself with copious amounts of gardening catalogues? Sigh!

  5. August 1, 2009 5:25 am

    Flowers are the best way to express feelings. I love flowers very much. Your blog looks perfect. Keep it up the good work.

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