ARS Tasmania Newsletter – September 2015

  • Date: 10th February 2016

IN MY GARDEN by Lesley Gillanders

On this bright sunny day in late August I was able, with the help of a stick, to walk around the garden looking for inspiration to write on any plants in flower at this time. Above the creek is a garden which tries to compete with anĀ  enormous Eucalyptus. There is not much moisture left after the tree takes more than its share, so any shrubs planted there must be able to compete. Ken has a pink Protea in bloom but the name appears to be lost.

Leucodendron salignum is coming on well. Both are tolerant of a dry position. Further along this bed is Grevillea 'Gold Strike' with bright golden yellow flowers. Growing nearby is Rhododendron cilpinense . This is one of the first in this genus to flower with light pink buds opening white.

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