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 What's your plant of the moment? 
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Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristatus the dwarf, compact form of the common hyssop.

The dark intensely blueish violet flowers are too die for at the moment.
A few of the leaves sprinkled over hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise etc. aren't too bad either.


Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:10 am
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A truly stunning rose completely ruined by the junk underneath it. I cannot see the point of growing a rose to such perfection only to have the viewer's attention focus on the hideous mess holding it up. Surely they can come up with something a bit more architectural, imaginative and attractive to support that beauty???!!!

True. If I had seen anybody I would have told them, a $5 piece of 8'black rebar,driven 3' deep, and some heavy duty mono line would hold it up forever. Or those dedicated rubber plant ties. Better then the bad Eiffel Tower contraption they have going.


Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:35 pm
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Aloe mitriformis.

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Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:11 pm
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Melianthus major

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Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:29 am
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Love Melianthus major Keith have you managed to flower it yet?


Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 pm
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Kev Spence wrote:
Love Melianthus major Keith have you managed to flower it yet?


Kev, yes, it flowers occasionally rather than regularly.

This photo was taken yesterday evening. The plant is about waist height. Come the autumn it puts on a spurt of vigorous growth and ends up around head height. By the time spring comes around it looks past its best and then I cut all stems down to within a couple of inches of the ground. It's my belief that this regime promotes the freshest most attractive growth together with the most beautiful colour.

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Surprise, it´s flowering. My Xanthorrhoea australis or the Grass-tree phptographed at sundown today
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Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:37 pm
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Alberto that is a nice Xanthorrhoea. It must be fairly mature, they grow so slowly! I wish I could see some of those close to home instead of travelling to southern California.

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Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' has opened the first of its fat flower buds in the front garden.

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Wow Alberto that is an impressive inflorescence does the flower emerge from the very centre of the plant does it have any distinctive smell to it?

Pete I just knew I should have bought "Liittle Gem" I have Magnolia grandiflora here and it just keeps growing and growing without even a hint of a bloom.


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Interesting flower to say the least. Congrats!,Alberto.


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Post Crassula falcata and Pilocereus around town.
Saw these today.

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Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:55 pm
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I'm less on the very rare and more on what looks colorful nowadays. This is Echeveria apus,a hybrid of E.pullidonas. Btw,Not that I would turn down a very rare..I don't seem to make it to those specialist nursery's like I used to.


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Persian Shield. Its not only a few years old ( I thought it was an annual or very short lived plant) its much larger then I thought it could get. It looked so bad after the last winter. I wasn't sure if it was going to live. Made a nice comeback. I highly recommend for the eye candy look.

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Kev Spence wrote:
Wow Alberto that is an impressive inflorescence does the flower emerge from the very centre of the plant does it have any distinctive smell to it?

Pete I just knew I should have bought "Liittle Gem" I have Magnolia grandiflora here and it just keeps growing and growing without even a hint of a bloom.

Kev, the flowers are still unopened and there isn´t smell for now. When the little flowers will begin to unbotton I can give you a definitive answer

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