Wednesday, November 14, 2007


A Cut-leaf daisy - there aren't many of these out, just a couple of plants near the east track.
I think this is a Slender Bottle-daisy because although it looks big here, it's only a few centimetres tall and the flower is smaller than a five cent coin.
Now this one is a bit of a guess, and I'm saying it's a Prickly Starwort because of the stamens.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Today's Flowers

It pays to read the instruction manual for your camera. I have discovered how to take really close close-ups with mine (ultra macro) which made a huge difference today. Of course, the fact that so many flowers were blooming was even better, so I went a bit berserk. Now to my trusty ID guide. The white flowers are Milkmaids (don't some of these have great names?).
This is, I think, a Showy Violet, but it's much more purple than the one in the book, so...
This one is easy because it's so distinctive. It's a Common Fringe Lily. For obvious reasons.
And this only blooms near the front gate, up the top end. This is a Blue Pincushion. There were quite a few daisies of all shapes and sizes, which I'll upload shortly.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


This is a Rosy Hyacinth Orchid. I haven't seen any yet but this photo was from January this year, so maybe they are summer bloomers.
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