What do you see on your garden walks? 2013

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Tim Ingram wrote:

...............Still good autumn colours here with Cornus controversa 'Variegata' just going over....................................................................... 

 

Interesting to see your Cornus controversa 'Variegata' still has plenty of leaf left Tim. Mine, which is my only garden tree, is very nearly leafless now. It isn't that we have had a lot of frost, just a couple of early morning silverings of the car windscreen and all gone by the time I get up, but we have had a lot of rain and winds from the North

 

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Good to hear from you, Tim! So nice and green there still, but I guess you will be through much/all of the winter?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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It's officially the start of summer here and for once it actually feels like it with hot and sunny weather.

In the rock garden a lot of color is coming from plants from the Americas;

central mound

The main part of the pic is the yellow daisy, Haplopappus coronopifolius (syn. H. glutinosus) from Argentina and Chile; on the far left (not fully in the pic) the clump of Triteleia ixioides is still colorful while Triteleia laxa is the blue patch on the right;

Triteleia ixioides

in the background California Poppies provide orange and yellow,

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Tim Ingram
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Thanks Cohan - yes, we rarely have snow until after Christmas and then every year is completely different! Occasionally snow will lie for a week or more - so different to the conditions you and others in N. America experience. It's great to see those flowers in Fermi's garden, and a really striking overall planting. Our big project this summer was replanting an old raised bed - mostly with mediterranean climate plants. This has now been covered with dutch lights for the winter and we look forward to seeing how the plants establish next year.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

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Glad you liked a small view of our garden, Tim. we were very impressed when we saw yours in May! Will is responsible for design and I do the plantingcheeky.

In another raised bed there is a nice conglomeration of late bulbs and others - Calochortus splendens, Allium acutiflorum, Euphorbia rigida/myrsinites and Californian Poppies,

calochortus, allium, Calpops

And further along Ixia rouxii can be startling when the weather is sunny,

Ixia rouxii

cheers

fermi

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Jealous, I am.

Fantastic to see images of all the life and summer in the other half of the world--please keep them coming because there is not much startling around here.

...but here is a cute little pinus aristata that I hope will survive

Z5-ish, high on the east bench of one of those rocky mountains in Utah

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That looks like a lot of work,  Tim!

Fermi- wow- lovely lot of colour! We just keep getting whiter by the day! I don't know if we are into any kind of record territory, but it's certainly the most snow I've seen at this time of year since I moved back..

Janedoe- that's a more familiar looking scene...lol.. nice rocks and pine, hope it does well for you..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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Not quite as summery at present, just a mild 17oC with light cloud - good gardening weather but I'm at work!

This morning I got pics of two native plants in flower - Banksia cones, in fact!

Banksia petiolaris

Banksia petiolaris

Banksia gardneri ssp hiemalis

Banksia garneri ssp hiemalis

cheers

fermi

 

 

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Wow-those are pretty wild! and looks like they are persistent?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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cohan wrote:

Wow-those are pretty wild! and looks like they are persistent?

Yes, they're the sort of cones you can enjoy legallycheeky

I think in nature when the seed are produced they stay in a sort of suspended animation till a fire goes through and the pods "pop" afterwards to release the seeds into the ash-field where they'll germinate; not sure if these set fertile seeds though,

cheers

fermi

 

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