Back Yards and Balconies

Jans Orange Flowering Gum

Another nice pic from Jans garden

Orange Flowering Gum

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Robins Pink Orchid

It must be summer, the photos of gardens are rolling in. Gloria has sent in this one of Robins favourite orchid..

We certainly do have some lovely back yards!!!

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Neil, October 2019

This beauty is a highlight of Neils backyard..

Do we have any others ????

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Rebeca, September 2019

Rebeca has sent in some photos of her backyard orchids of which she is rightly proud….

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Barbara A, September 2019

Husband, Peter, writes; Barbara is very proud of this Native Rock Orchid which she has tended faithfully over quite a few years and has finally rewarded her with a good display.

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Mirabel, September 2019

Neil S writes; WOW….

He did not give any more detail nor history but perhaps the results speak for themselves.

Mirabel’s Dendrobian
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Rebeca, August 2019

This is the national flower of Chile growing in my backyard.
Lapageria Rosea, commonly known as Chilean bellflower or Copihue,
grows in the forest in the southern part of Chile being part of the Valdivian
temperate rain forest flora.
Copihue is an evergreen climbing plant reaching over 10 m high among
shrubs and trees.
The vines twine counterclockwise in the Southern. Hemisphere and
Clockwise when grown in the Northern hemisphere due to the sun.
I am happy having this plant in my backyard.

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Barbara, April 2019

Almost my last roses of summer. Pity I can’t email their perfume!!

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Barrie, February 2019

Bazz’s Brom is called Felicia!!!! I think he might be a rightly proud owner….

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Barbara, October 2017

Ah, it must be spring… The flowers are out and so are some proud people with their cameras…

This rose is called “Bonita”
A Vireya Rhododendron

Well done Barb.

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Betty & Barrie, October 2017

Its been a long, long while since we have had a new entry for this page, but Betty & Barrie really stirred up interest with this question about a display on their fence at home;

What flower is this??????

Not being a whizz at answering such questions I put it to the masses and got many responses.

Robin:             The plant is an Epiphyllum cactus
Gloria:              
Looks like a variety of SCHLUMBERGERA
John:               No idea, but what type is that frog on the fence behind the bloom??
Mirabel:          Zigo cactus
Clare:              Google it….
Heather:        A
 type of Zygocactus
Jan:                zygocactus
Rosemary:   Some form of cactus?
Vicky:              Let me now when you find out
Barb:              It could be a Zygo Cactus.
Louis:          This flower is called EPICACTUS. ‘Bridsmaid’

 But perhaps the safest answer comes from:

Carol:           A pretty one !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Barbara, December 2015

Babara is rightly very proud of this flower show produced from her garden… we certainly have some talented gardeners among our residents…

1512 Thomasflower

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Hazel, November 2015

Hazel has submitted the following from her garden, looking good..

1511 Hazel Flowers

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Robin, November 2015

Ah, Spring at last… and some of our backyards and balconies are starting to show a bit of colour after a rather dull winter…. Here are a couple of Robins favourites.. Anyone else got anything to show yet???

1511 Robin 3 1511 Robin 2 1511 Robin 1

1511 Robin 5 1511 Robin 4

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Kay, July 2015
Kay Davis reports…….
I have been busy cutting some of my orchids to put in a vase as the wind is knocking them around. Just thought they might cheer up some garden lovers who find it too cold to go outside.
1507 Kays Garden1 1507 Kays Garden3 1507 Kays Garden4
And here is the finished product…
1507 Kays Garden5
Thanks Kay…..
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Robbie,

OK, I know this page is titled Backyards and Balconies but I thought we could squeeze in some front yards as well..Particularly when Robbie McAlpine’s son, Andrew, has been hard at work and the results are to behold.

1503 Robbies Garden1
New soil, mulch & plants along the front path and under the window..
These will look even more amazing as they establish..
These will look even more amazing as they establish..

1503 Robbies Garden3

Well done Andrew, when do you start over in my area??

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Reg and Pauline,

Here are a couple of interesting pictures from Reg and Paulines backyard..

1411 Gills flowers4

 

1411 Gills flowers1

When Pauline told me about this particular flower I thought she was having a joke… Burkes Backyard had this to say….

Brunfelsias are evergreen shrubs from tropical America. There are about 30 species, all with tubular flowers which change colour over successive days.”  Really??

1411 Gills flowers3

They sure do!!

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Barry & Betty,

Barry and Betty sent in these 3 pics of their handiwork..

1411 Pickersgills flowers1

Great colour
Great colour
And more great colour
And more great colour

We certainly have some talented gardeners in our village

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Hazel,
1410 Hazels flowers
I’ve attached a pic of my bowl of Jacobinia lilies, five of them, the best display so far.

Well done Hazel….

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Gloria,

Clive an Gloria are very proud of these plants around their Unit…

Lobelia in flower
Lobelia in flower
Dizzy Lizzie
Dizzy Lizzie
Dizzy Lizzie
Dizzy Lizzie (closeup)
Clive's. Mint is simply the best
Clive’s mint is simply the best

HHHMMM… Looks really good…. I wonder how many knocks on the door they will get asking for some of Clives prime mint???

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Martina,

Martina has submitted this photograph of her backyard sanctuary…

1410 Martinas Sanctuary 1

 

Very nice……..

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Peter,

Peter reports…….. This is a photo of a freshly made spider web on our back patio. Its sticky threads attracted and held the rusty coloured gymnospores from the casuarina (“she-oak”) trees across Davistown Road, which our villa backs on to. The afternoon sunlight reveals the beautiful intricacy of the spider’s work.

1410 Peters web

By the next morning the web had gone. Obviously the spider decided that this was not a good site for a web – the dusty gymnospores had ‘killed’ the web’s stickiness.

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Jill,

Here is a photo of my hippeastrum plant in my back garden.

1409 Jills flowers
Lovely

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Wes,

Wes has submitted the following photos of his orchids.. Well done Wes..

1409 Wes Orchids1 1409 Wes Orchids2

They would really brighten up any room….

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Martina,

Martina is the first to get her photographs onto our website. Here she has provided several photos of interesting items in her back yard.

Martinas flowers3 Martinas flowers2 Martinas flowers1 WOW.. Very exotic….

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Heather,

And here is Heather’s offering..

Heathers Flower2 Heathers Flower1

What a beauty eh???

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Robin,

Here are Robin’s Violas. They are grown in a pot.

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Exif_JPEG_PICTUREIt is said that she is a real “greenfingers”.

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