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49 minutes ago, TheMooseZeus said:

Damn! Nice looking garden and great use of space! How old is that HBWR?

 

2 years... hasnt flowered yet been cut back heaps... on a metal hood facing west ,)

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1 minute ago, AbleKay said:

 

2 years... hasnt flowered yet been cut back heaps... on a metal hood facing west ,)

Very nice! Gives me something to aspire to haha

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On 5/27/2018 at 9:17 PM, TheMooseZeus said:

Damn! Nice looking garden and great use of space! How old is that HBWR?

hey, cheers, the hbwr is 2 years old. hasnt flowered yet

 

 

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Some nice terrrestrials around at the moment.

 

baby elkhorn.jpg Baby elks

 

banksia spinulosa a.jpg  banksia spinulosa b.jpg Hairpin banksia

 

c habitat d.jpg  c habitat kd.jpg Habitat

 

Caladenia picta et.jpg  Caladenia picta t.jpg Caladenia picta

 

Pterostylis nutans n.jpg  Nodding Greenhood

 

s Acianthus sp..jpg Midge orchid

 

 

 

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Bulbophyllum argyropus, Lord Howe Island

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Some native raspberry

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Nettle that grows abundantly in the Bunya mountains.

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A great plant with very many uses, animal fodder, material, paper,rope, fabric etc. medicinal and edible and also very nutritious  5b7cedd23f5d1_nettlebb.thumb.jpg.5967bad0b55d6666161822f149844b7e.jpg

I have made teas from it and have made nettle gnocchi, have heard it is a decent spinach substitute but haven't tried it like that yet, next time i am thinking of using it in a veggie lasagna, also think about getting a bucket of it next time i go for a bush walk out that way and try make a nettle beer, i have read it is good for the liver and liver problems so sounds good for a brew : )

Have also read that it is a powerful antihistamine and useful treatment for asthma and such things ( may be good for the poppy tea drinkers who don't like the itch ? )

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On 22/08/2018 at 2:49 PM, bardo said:

Some native raspberry

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Rubus mollucanus 

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On 22/08/2018 at 3:12 PM, bardo said:

Nettle that grows abundantly in the Bunya mountains.

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A great plant with very many uses, animal fodder, material, paper,rope, fabric etc. medicinal and edible and also very nutritious  5b7cedd23f5d1_nettlebb.thumb.jpg.5967bad0b55d6666161822f149844b7e.jpg

I have made teas from it and have made nettle gnocchi, have heard it is a decent spinach substitute but haven't tried it like that yet, next time i am thinking of using it in a veggie lasagna, also think about getting a bucket of it next time i go for a bush walk out that way and try make a nettle beer, i have read it is good for the liver and liver problems so sounds good for a brew : )

Have also read that it is a powerful antihistamine and useful treatment for asthma and such things ( may be good for the poppy tea drinkers who don't like the itch ? )

Urtica incisa - also an amazing basis for compost tea - amazing growth promotant very rich in silica.. 

 

Presence indicates good fertile soils

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add italics for specific epithet and add observation on indicator of good fertile soils
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Rusty Plum - Niemeyera whiteiimageproxy.php?img=&key=ed93ee4b8a158835

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Nice pics, Tarenna. Did I ever thank you for sending me those Rusty Plums from a city park in Coffs. I have four that made it and they are nearly 3 ft high now. I am giving two to a native species and re-vegetation nursery on the coast. I'm sure they will spread them far and wide. 

 

Very Much Appreciated! :) :) :) 

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Awesome HD - thanks heaps. I wondered how they went - I seem to recall (although this is going back a while) that a couple of the fruits probably had predatory cateprillars in the seeds... They came from Bruxner Park in the escarpment above Coffs H.....  Would be nice to meet you in person one day - u still have the property in the hills of the Mid North Coast?? 

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On 26/09/2018 at 2:48 PM, The Breeze said:

Out in flower at moment

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Hey The Breeze 

 

Is that a Duboisia? 

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On 22/08/2018 at 3:12 PM, bardo said:

Nettle that grows abundantly in the Bunya mountains.

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A great plant with very many uses, animal fodder, material, paper,rope, fabric etc. medicinal and edible and also very nutritious  5b7cedd23f5d1_nettlebb.thumb.jpg.5967bad0b55d6666161822f149844b7e.jpg

I have made teas from it and have made nettle gnocchi, have heard it is a decent spinach substitute but haven't tried it like that yet, next time i am thinking of using it in a veggie lasagna, also think about getting a bucket of it next time i go for a bush walk out that way and try make a nettle beer, i have read it is good for the liver and liver problems so sounds good for a brew : )

Have also read that it is a powerful antihistamine and useful treatment for asthma and such things ( may be good for the poppy tea drinkers who don't like the itch ? )

 

Pick the early season stuff and store it up (freeze it, or dry and pulverise it). Late season nettles, particularly during flowering, are supposed to contain cystoliths that can irritate the kidneys. Plus they get so fibrous they can be difficult to process. You can use the late leaves for a pretty good fertiliser though.

 

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@ tarenna, looks like pituri to me.

 

also, superb aussie plant hunting man.

 

my contribution, bombax ceiba seeds seeking new home.

 

edit: and halcyon and bardo. i never looked at this thread b4!

 

 

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Hey thanks Micro

 

Yes I thought it looked like Duboisia hopwoodii - interested to have confirmation of this from The Breeze..

 

Chasing and photographing fascinating natives is one of my greatest interests... Would be good to keep this thread pumping.. Love da Bombax...

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On 27/09/2018 at 9:50 PM, tarenna said:

Awesome HD - thanks heaps. I wondered how they went - I seem to recall (although this is going back a while) that a couple of the fruits probably had predatory cateprillars in the seeds... They came from Bruxner Park in the escarpment above Coffs H.....  Would be nice to meet you in person one day - u still have the property in the hills of the Mid North Coast?? 

Yeah mate,  I'm still back and forth, and juggling a few things but hope to move there for good next year. Definitely have to catch up sometime :)

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