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In Flower this Week

A weekly news sheet prepared by a Gardens' volunteer.
Numbers in square brackets
[ ] refer to garden bed Sections. Plants in flower are in bold type.

14 March 2008

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Pycnosorus globosus- click for larger image


So this short walk passes by many different flowers including banksias with juvenile flower spikes. Beside the Friends Cascade seen beside the Visitors Centre Lechenaultia biloba [Section 221] has soft blue flowers over these small plants. There too Billy Buttons, Pycnosorus globosus [Section 221] has grey-green foliage and yellow globular flowers heads. Correa alba var. alba [Section 221] is a dense shrub with white star flowers in profusion.

Edging Banks Walk the purple fan flower of Scaevola aemula [Section 210] fall over the rock wall with an emu bush, Eremophila glabra [Section 210] showing off its small tubular red flowers. Behind, closer to the path above, Banksia ‘Birthday Candles’ [Section 210] is a dwarf shrub clad with juvenile bronze flower spikes, while edging Banks Walk, Hibbertia vestita [Section 210] is a small mounded plant with bright yellow open flowers. The wall is densely covered with a mint bush, Prostanthera phylicifolia [Section 210] with small tubular mauve flowers and the scrambling Guinea flower, Hibbertia empetrifolia [Section 210] with yet few yellow flowers. At the far corner Crowea ‘Festival’ [Section 174] displays its lovely pink star flowers over the open shrub. Grevillea ‘Little Jess’ [Section174] is a shrub of medium size with toothbrush-like pinkish-cream flowers with long red stamens mixing with the fine divided leaves.

Another section of colour is in the Ellis Rowan Garden just past the café building. Correa ‘Dusky Bells’ [Section 131] is a low dense shrub with many red tubular flowers among the foliage. The Native Fuchsia, Epacris longiflora [Section 131] has rows of pendent red with white mouth, tubular flowers along its wiry branches while Grevillea rhyolitica subsp. rhyolitica [Section 131] is a shrub of medium size with pendent red flower clusters. Close by the lovely pink tubular flowers of Epacris ‘Nectar Pink’ [Section 131] can be seen. Banksia ‘Honey Pots’ [Section 131] is a dwarf shrub revealing its honey coloured upright cylindrical juvenile flower spikes. Opposite a bottlebrush, Callistemon ‘Splendens’ [Section 240] is a large shrub bearing many scarlet flowers.

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Callistemon viminalis- click for larger image

In the garden beside the Banks Building, Callistemon viminalis [Section 143] is a tall upright shrub with interesting indented trunk and willowy branches with red bottlebrush flowers. Taking the path edging the offices, Banksia spinulosa var. spinulosa [Section 131] is of medium size with dull gold juvenile flower spikes. Callistemon subulatus [Section 10] is a small shrub with pine like foliage and short red bottlebrushes. Below the grand old Eucalyptus mannifera [Section 10] the yellow and white straw flowers of Xerochrysum sp. [Section 10] are attractive. Close to the road, Hypocalymma angustifolium [Section 10] is a small plant with tiny pink feathery flowers while Pelargonium australe [Section 10] is also a small plant bright with its geranium like pink flowers. Take the path to the left leading to the Rainforest where a corner is clad with a groundcover, Grevillea ‘Poorinda Royal Mantle’ [Section 124] with red toothbrush like flowers mixing with the dense foliage. Almost opposite the café a wattle, Acacia fauntleroyi [Section 128] is a small upright tree with fine foliage and a scattering of yellow flower balls.

Short walk … many flowers … Barbara Daly.



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