Sunday Selections #555

 


Long ago, Kim of Frog ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections. 

A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please. 

Nothing rude or vulgar though.

And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us.

The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look.


I am always surprised by how small a block looks once the house has been demolished and removed.


along the front, before the fence went up, is where I rescued the bulbs, tricky work in slippery muddy soil


this is the biggest clump and I just could not shift them. I googled later and discovered they are also known as Peruvian Lily and Caribbean Lily and come in white, light blue and the darker blue that these ones are.


bright golden wattle, taken a week too late, you may notice some of the fluffy balls are already browning


someone has lost their specs. Andrew, were you here?


the Lilies in the front garden by the community centre are looking very ragged


yet somehow still managing to flower


the yellow ones are in much better shape


in my own patch, my potted dwarf umbrella trees have been moved to a spot where they might get a bit more sun.


how about this for beauty? Three years ago, when my brother R and wife V left Adelaide to go home to Fremantle, he brought me a very spindly, mealy-bug infested plant, in a tiny pot. This is what it looks like today. Mesembryanthemum. They open for the sun and close at night.
Next year I will take sections and get them going in another pot.


Jordan is wondering if the pelargonium blooms have any fragrance


Meg: Jordan has been shopping and bought us watermelon! Come and see!


Riley and Gillian: We're coming! We love watermelon 😀

Comments

  1. Looks like the girls are out and about.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  2. Yet another delightful selections. The girlies have settled in really, really well.

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    1. Elephant's Child; thank you. The girls are very happy here.

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  3. Mesembryanthemum?? What a name and great job resurrecting. Watermelon will bring the girls running every time.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; it has other names, one is Livingstone Daisy I think. It took a while to recover, this is the first season it has so many blooms. Watermelon brings me running too.

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  4. Would you believe they look like my glasses. How did they get to Adelaide? I've heard of Peruvian lilies but not seen them before. Ah, aka alstroemeria. I didn't know they grew from bulbs. The mesem....pink flowering plant is stunning with such vivid flowers.

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    1. Andrew; Your glasses are off "seeing" the world without you. I shall google Alstromeria because I don't think these are those. Mesembryanthemum is also called Livingstone Daisy I think, easier to say and spell for sure.

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    2. Andrew; google Caribbean Lily also known as Portuguese Squill; scilla peruviana. That is what these bulbs are. When I googled last week some of the images were also called Peruvian Lily, but I'm calling them Caribbean Lily now.

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    3. My alstromeria are just starting to come out. I will post pictures of them later.

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  5. The girls are looking good as always.
    Gosh those bulbs are large it's amazing how big things grow underground.
    Lovely collection River.

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    1. Margaret D; they are large, but when they grow side shoots, or baby bulbs, they are fairly small. Left in the ground they can eventually form quite large clumps, like the one I had to leave, which has about ten individual bulbs all grouped together.

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  6. I once found specs. Went aaaall the way to the police, where they collect found stuff, and they just looked at me as if I was dumb.
    Think they were reading glasses and from a 2-bucks-store. Woah. I get highest quality from my Brother and hence... I assumed... the pic sure made me laugh.

    Oh, "dwarf umbrella trees" sounds so sweet.

    Jordan sure steps in, reckon the sign is not on the flowers, hence :-)

    You sure make me laugh again, holy chin! One of my T´s - they all came from GDR/East Germany - was presented with a water melon when the border was still up. He and his Sister fought so hard about it that it finally fell and broke.
    Ingo´s family once brought such a melon in the car to relatives "over there". The roads were so bad the inside was but mush.

    Reckon we´re quite rich...

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    1. Iris Flavia; I leave things where they are unless it is a wallet with money or other things inside, then I take it to the police.
      Real umbrella tress grow quite large, as high as a house if the position is right, but I have little ones in pots just to look nice.
      I need to buy more watermelon, I eat a lot of it in summer. And peaches too. Yum.

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    2. Oh, I´d like to see a huge umbrella tree one time.
      Fruit season is over, kinda. Sauerkraut and soups now.
      And ohhh. Kale, Brussels Sprouts - one needs to see the good things, right - enjoy your warmer weather.

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    3. Iris Flavia; but surely there are winter fruits? Apples maybe and you could make yummy apple pies to eat warm.

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    4. We had apple pie. With vanilla ice-cream- The ice cream still sits in the fridge as my sweet tooth fell asleep for good after that overload, LOL.
      To my 30´s Birthday I had one, too.
      But oranges and such will come, hmmmmm... Grapes etc....

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  7. Lovely flowers. Great colours.

    God bless.

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  8. Mesembryanthemums for us, and watermelon for the girls. The world is fine.

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    1. Charlotte; watermelon for me too, as soon as I go to the shop.

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  9. It might be hard to find the glasses if a person can't see well enough to look for them! I usually find mine perched on top of my head.

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    1. Val; I thought I had found mine once and picked them up to put on my face, then discovered mine were already on my face and I'd picked up daughter's glasses.

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  10. The gardens have done well, even in the places that are past their prime, you can tell they bloomed as they should have.

    Watermelon sounds great about now.

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    1. messymimi; lots more things are blooming now, we have bottlebrush everywhere, buzzing with thousands of bees and the white cedar tree has blossomed also, making nights miserable for my sinuses, the bees are in that tree too, by the thousands.

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  11. Oh, that pink daisy is beautiful! I hope the owner of the glasses finds them again. Watermelon is a favourite here, too. Amazing about Iris's comment on the watermelon becoming mush inside after travelling over rough roads. I didn't know that could happen. Have a good week, River.

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    1. jenny_o; the pink daisy is a delight, the flowers open for the sun, then close when it clouds over and at night. I sent a photo to my brother and he was pleased it has survived and thrived. I didn't know watermelons could become mush either.

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  12. Gorgeous unpronounceable flowers. I think I grew one of those umbrella plants once, indoors. It got some disease. Like mites.

    The girls are as happy go lucky as ever, great shots.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW; umbrellas trees need outdoor air and sunshine, mine have new tip growth now that I have moved them from under the trees.

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  13. Its a shame you couldn't dig up that last clump. If it doesn't get covered by the building work I suppose it might survive. The girls look as bright and colourful as the flowers! A good example for the grumpy gnome!

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    1. Sarah; there has been no recent work on the block and when I passed yesterday I noticed green shoots from one of the bulbs in the clump. I'm keeping a close eye on the site and when I see workers I will ask if they can dig it up for me.

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