Sunday Selections #556

 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.

another bright green and gold shrub, I don't know what it is, it's around the driveway a bit, close to the beehive in the trunk of the white cedar tree

here is a closer look at the flowers and tiny, tiny leaves. Anyone know what it is?

next to it and a bit swamped are several grevilleas, this one is yellow with a green tint

a spidery pink one

and this one which resembles the peaches&cream one I tried (and failed) to grow many years ago

this ground hugging lavender was buzzing with bees by the dozen, yet I didn't manage to catch any with the camera.

not a pretty sight in the gardens

a yellow clivia in amongst the orange ones, there are two of them now, one a bit further in is smaller and has only one bloom

I got home from the shop to find the gardeners had been slashing everything that hung over the footpaths, it's their job to make sure the way is clear for those with walkers and wheelchairs

I was very upset to see the "hatchet" job on my jades, they looked really bad for a week or two

and so did my pelargoniums. I was most upset at the black ones being slashed and pointed out to the hedgetrimmer wielding gardener that my tiny path leads to a set of steps so no one with a walker or wheelchair would ever go there, they would instead use the long path through the lawn to reach my front porch. As it turned out, the trimming did a lot of good and the black pelargonium responded with more than a dozen new blooms.

I gathered up most of the biggest cuttings and shared them with a few neighbours who I knew would enjoy them, the first neighbour being P, who had allowed me to take cuttings from his black pelargonium which then died a year later.



Comments

  1. I notice that they slash, but don't clear up. Which is excellent for taking cuttings but could well be a hazard for the people they are supposedly protecting.
    Thank you for these bright and beautiful blooms. Your yellow mystery plant is nagging at me. If I can remember what it is I will be back.

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    1. Elephant's Child; they do clear up, but they do the slashing first from one end of the complex to the other, then take a smoke/coffee break, then they start clearing up from where they began. I got home in time to gather the biggest sections for sharing.

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  2. Hope someone can identify the mystery plant. I haven't a clue. So they just left the cuttings there? They would be a hazard to a walker or wheelchair. Good on you for cleaning up and sharing the cuttings. That is how to turn a negative into a positive.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; they do clear up, I just happened to arrive home before they did.

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  3. The yellow flowered bush is…I think…Broom. Can’t remember it’s posh name though. Starts with a C so could be this - https://www.aabr.org.au/images/stories/resources/ManagementGuides/WeedGuides/wmg_brooms.pdf

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    1. Cathy; I think it may be a type of broom too, but it looks a little different to the one I once had, so can't be sure. I'll check back in the autumn when the seed pods form.

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  4. Hi River, I often read your blog but have never commented before. I think your yellow flowering shrub is a type of broom. Genisteae according to Wikipedia.
    Regards Marie Q

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    1. Unknown; welcome to drifting. I also thought of broom, it is similar to a plant I once had in another home.

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  5. I'm of no help...but that's not unusual!

    I hope you have a great week ahead, River...cuddles to the lovely Lady Lola. Take care. :)

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    1. Lee; I have answers above that might help. The lovely Lady Lola has only recently been to the vet, yet is once again hiding in the dark and refusing to come out, not eating, so I am going to have to carry her around there again.

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  6. As Cathy said, I think it is a kind of broom. The yellow clivia is nice, a pleasant creamy colour.

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    1. Andrew; I do like the yellow clivia in amongst the red. I once saw a whole bed of yellows massed together, that was very nice. ours here have spaces between them, but will eventually spread and fill in.

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  7. It's good to know they do clear up. I bet the girls would have said a thing or two to them.

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    1. Joanne; I didn't tell the girls it was the gardeners, I told them I had cut a few pieces to share with friends.

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  8. If only they'd give a warning and let gardeners trim for themselves before they come through. It would certainly not be such a slash job.

    Those are still some very lovely flowers, and i'm glad your plants are recovering.

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    1. messymimi; they do this once a year, so I should have been prepared. Next year they can bypass my place as I will keep things trimmed back from the edge myself.

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  9. Such pretty flowers.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora; thank you. I put them up this time of year so you northern hemisphere people have some prettiness to look at as your countries prepare for the long sleep of winter.

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  10. All look lovely. Shame the gardeners don't clean up after themselves as someone could slip on what they have left behind. Shame about the rubbish.

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    1. Margaret D; they do clean up, but the complex is fairly large and it takes time to get from one end to the other, they don't clean as they go, they do all the slashing first, then they clean.

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  11. I'm glad you got some cuttings from the destruction at least!

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    1. Sarah; good sized cuttings too! and the remains of the bushes have come back strongly with many more flowers.

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  12. No, no idea, but, ohhh beautiful flowers!!!
    Ingo always wanted to visit Perth in Spring and I always said,, brrrr, too cold. Maybe I should just grab a sweater, huh (or jumper?).

    Oh, what´s with people.
    This, btw, would be € 1,25 here in Germany. Retired people would pick the bottles up and recycle them.
    So... both makes me angry.Littereing and others, who have worked all their life... I think I´d said it more than once...

    A clear way... don´t make me laugh!!! Outch, that still hurts. My Bro said I should´ve called the police - they have to make you have a clear way.

    Yay to new blossoms!!
    And to sharing xoxo



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    1. Iris Flavia; late spring should be plenty warm enough, bring jumpers and jackets for early morning and take them off as the day warms up.
      The bottles disappeared a couple of days later, I expect someone around here collects and recycles them. Many older people do that all over Adelaide.
      Sorry your chin still hurts, it will be stiff as it heals and uncomfortable for quite a while I guess. Carry a torch when you walk in the dark.

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  13. Flowers always make one cheerful. A good selection here today. Thanx River.

    God bless.

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    1. Victor SE Moubarak; flowers do put smiles on faces, even the ones that cause me terrible hayfever with headaches are pretty to look at.

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  14. That yellow bush, I know it ... but right now only our family's name for it - the Pea-pod bush - is in my mind. When I remember the official name I will return. It's related to acacias.
    All your flowers are beautiful only not the bottle-bearing one, though ;) And as Iris Flavia says we'd (yes me too, not only children and poor people here) be able to cash them for the deposit. Not as much as in Germany unfortunately, only around 0.60€ so many bottles still just lie around.

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    1. Charlotte; bottles get recycled here too, just not by me. I do put mine in the recycling bin, but others collect them in bags and take them to recycle centres and collect a few dollars.
      I an fairly certain the yellow bush is a type of Broom (Genista)

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  15. I like those curlicue thingies, the yellow with the orange tips. So much wasted jade! I'm glad you shared the "cuttings" with others.

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    1. Val; the curlicue ones are Grevillea flowers, they come in a variety of colours and sizes, the bushes are dense and easy for small birds to hide in away from bigger predators like cats.
      I wasn't concerned much about the jade, I'd been planning on cutting it back anyway.

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