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Two plants, two photos this week.

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These berries are part of a hedge.

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Some of the leaves appear to be cut….the result of a recent pruning.

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A pretty, pink, potted geranium.

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I was really captured by the texture and shape of some of the geranium leaves.

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I have tried to leave comments on BlogSpot Floral Friday Fotos blogs, with no success.  If anyone has ideas……?  Do I need to create a BlogSpot account?

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Our Manchurian Pear is in bloom at present.

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Naturally the wind was blowing a gale the day I tried to capture some images, as can be seen in the above photo.

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I was using my 70-300mm lens on my Nikon D 90 which made taking photos a little harder, although it captured the blooms quite well.

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My Floral Friday post, is early and in honour of

National Wattle DaySeptember 1st.

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I only became aware of National Wattle Day while watching

Better Homes and Gardens television program last Friday.

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Apart from the first image, a repost, all others are the result of a quick drive around the extended neighbourhood…

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…and the use of my 70-300mm lens on my Nikon D 90

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Wattle trees, and now shrubs, are members of the Acacia family.

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 This last image is one of several Acacia Limelights we have in our garden.  We have yet to see a flower, which is normal.  However, we have planted some above a pebble mulch and discovered the hard way that these pretty little shrubs are dirtier, and scruffier, than teenage boys below that pretty green exterior.

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For more information about Australia Wattles (Acacias) click on this link and watch the Wattle video.

It only runs for 4 minutes.

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Some weeks ago I posted a couple of photos of early flowering Camellias.

Today I have photographed the plants as they are now.

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There is not much more I can say about these plants…..

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…except that I think they look  stunning.

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I hope you enjoy

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Just for the record, these are my photos taken in our garden.

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After a long drive today I have included some shots of a plant which I should know.

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However, I don’t know its name.

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I found it in our garden while shooting some other pictures a few weeks back.

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I think the colours  were the attraction….

Red_1862 ….and the moisture on its leaves.

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Its been a long day today so I hope you forgive the lack of a name.  I will try and update this post with a name of this plant in the morning.

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Just for the record, these are my photos taken in our garden.

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This week I chose to feature a couple of native plants, from our garden, which have been in flower for a few weeks now.

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Grevillia.
Like all plant families there are many types of grevillia.

This one may be the Grevillia ‘Superb‘ (according to Wikipedia).

Grevillia ‘Superb‘ is a dwarf plant (1-2 metres high) and is covered with these delicate flowers. The birds love them.

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Correa, Dusky Bells.

Growing to about 1 metre high, with a 2-3 metre spread Dusky Bells is a shrubby sort of ground cover.  Dusky Bells produces many flowers which are only about 2.5 centimetres (one inch) in length. I love the this one as foliage is just as it appears here all year round and it flowers for a  long time.  Not everyone will agree.

It is commonly known as the native fuchsia.

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Just for the record, these are my photos taken in our garden.

There are similar photos on the web

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Someone commented about the Daphne mentioned in last week’s post.

Ours is just beginning to bloom so I will try to capture it in full bloom if it ever reaches that stage.

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Friday Flower Festival – Mock Orange

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Just had to photograph our Mock Orange last weekend.

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It has been in flower for several weeks now and is located right by our electricity meter…

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…which I read each night to record the amount of solar power returned to the grid. As I brush against he bush I am engulfed by the gorgeous aroma emitted by Mock Orange.

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The Daphne bush, in front of Mock Orange is surviving and does flower, but is not in the same league as its showy neighbour. However, there is likely to be a severe ‘haircut’ when flowers fade…..and daphne is not going to be the victim!

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