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Flowers in my part of the world.
« on: November 09, 2013, 11:45:05 PM »
I am one of the flower people............no , not a reject from the 60's, but a person who loves to grow flowers and flowering shrubs in my garden.
I  live in Perth in Western Australia and so enjoy long hot summers. In my garden I have Frangipani, Hibiscus, Roses, Lillies. I have a big fern garden under my patio roof.
I love best the Frangipanis and have many about 35 at the last count. These have come from cuttings as they are easy to do, but I have some I am growing from seed to try and get some new colours.

It can get pretty hot here in summer between 30º-43ºC depending on what time the sea breeze comes in. We are allowed to use the reticulation twice a week but can hand water with the hose as many as we want.

Would love to hear from any other flower people... CThUpD:-)
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Re: Flowers in my part of the world.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 10:51:02 AM »
You can't hide the fact that you're a 'flower power' refugee from the 60s! Most of us wrinklies were you know! RedFaced:-(
 

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 01:34:42 AM »
One of my Frangipanis
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Re: Flowers in my part of the world.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 10:04:04 PM »
Lovely flower Star - but I can't take my eyes off that patch of blue sky in the background. Don't see much of that here  :-)snigger
 

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 01:25:54 PM »
You want blue skies BG........you got them. CThUpD:-)
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Re: Flowers in my part of the world.
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 03:08:05 PM »
WOW!

Pity it's spoiled by that white twiggy thing in the foreground - must have sneaked across your viewfinder as you pressed the button!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 06:34:52 AM »
The Lilly Pilly is in bloom....it's like having a Christmas tree decorated by nature.
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Re: Flowers in my part of the world.
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2013, 10:35:26 AM »
Hello Star, your flowers look wonderful and just by coincidence my sister, who also lives in Perth Australia is showing off her orchids and frangipanis by sending me pictures as they come into bloom.

They are indeed superb flowers which are sadly beyond my cultivation here as I can't give them what they need to flower without building a special place for them to live.

Do you grow these on your allotment or are they at home?

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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013, 01:11:00 PM »
Hello Squirrel, Thank you for your nice comments on my flowers.
These grow in my garden, I don't have an allotment and thinking of it I don't know of any in Perth.

Where about is your sister? I live in the northern suburbs..........have you ever visited her?
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Re: Flowers in my part of the world.
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2013, 01:46:34 PM »
Hi Star, my sister and her husband live in Nollamara and one of my brothers lives in Forest Fields but I have never visited. I couldn't afford it when I was younger and now the health won't allow it.

They sister, nephew, 2 brothers and parents were  all £10 poms when they emigrated in 1967. Saw my parents a few times before they died, but the only other person I have seen since then is one nephew who was born out there.
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 12:50:54 AM »
Hi Squirrel, I am not far from Nollamara about another 15 minutes north and nearer the ocean. We came out in 1977, husband, myself and 3 sons.
A lovely day here today 26ºC but a little windy.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 10:57:06 AM »
From what I hear about Australia 15 miles away is like being near next door neighbours.   ;)

I am hearing about and seeing my sisters frangipanis coming into flower as well as the upcoming summer.

Oooooh how I look forward to our next summer approaching  CThUpD:-)
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Re: Flowers in my part of the world.
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 03:01:39 PM »
 CThUpD:-) Hi Star looks like you and squirrel gonna get on great near neighbour to her sister then what a coincidence.
The flowers sure are nice but it aint warm enough for em here what a pity.

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2013, 01:50:30 PM »
Hi Dave.........I was taking photos of my friends garden today , thinking of making her a calendar.....she is a rose lover.

It was a nice 29C today hotter tomorrow, then maybe a storm on Friday...we need the water.
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Re: Flowers in my part of the world.
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2013, 06:39:08 PM »
Hi Dave.........I was taking photos of my friends garden today , thinking of making her a calendar.....she is a rose lover.

It was a nice 29C today hotter tomorrow, then maybe a storm on Friday...we need the water.

We're expecting a bit of stormy weather here tomorrow - difference is our temperature is less than 9°C not 29°C!
 

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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2013, 01:20:51 PM »
Hi BG...............have seen some of the weather you might be getting. See they are closing the Thames flood barriers. Hope they are being extra cautious about it.
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Re: Flowers in my part of the world.
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2013, 01:27:05 PM »
Hi BG...............have seen some of the weather you might be getting. See they are closing the Thames flood barriers. Hope they are being extra cautious about it.

Hi Sylv - how's Oz? Yes, it's quite nasty this morning, Scotland is where it's really at though. However they do say it's a short sharp one - so at least it won't go on for too long (hopefully). Listening to the shipping forecast last night and they forecast a force 12 (hurricane force) gail for a short time in Scotland - poor Jocks - a few kilts around the ears no doubt! They REALLY should wear something under them at this time of the year :o
 

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Re: Flowers in my part of the world.
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2013, 05:57:29 PM »
Lovely flowers Star post a few more over the coming weeks please. The weather here typical for the time of year hope you get your rain lot of damage in Australia last year through bush fires . I will look in on your posts with interest.  HAGD :-)

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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2013, 05:19:41 AM »
The other day in the garden....my new(last year) Hibiscus opened.
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2013, 05:23:19 AM »
We had some rain overnight just enough to settle the dust.
I have been looking at Sky News UK..........seems bad down the east coast and in north Wales. I expect there will be more news in your morning.
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