Barbaras strange plants
Barbara says…”These strange plants are growing in my back garden. I assume they are a type of toadstool & look like poison!”
Does anyone know what they are???
UPDATE: Jill has identified the plant as a Stinkhorn Fungi (an appropriate name..) There is plenty of information online about this plant similar to the following;
“…….. These fungi produce a dark brown to black slime containing spores on their surface, which has an intense smell of rotting meat or sewage. They are very common on wood or bark-chip mulch in gardens, and on deep litter on the rainforest floor. There are a number of differently shaped species, but all are readily recognisable by the smell of the spore slime…Cases of human consumption are not known, but the smell is attractive to dogs, and possibly cats. Deaths of small dogs have occurred. The toxins are unknown, but are thought to develop during the enzymatic liquefaction of the spore slime. They are generally gastro-irritants…….” UUUGGHHH!!!
Jans Orange Flowering Gum
Another nice pic from Jans garden
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!!!
Neil, October 2019
This beauty is a highlight of Neils backyard..
Do we have any others ????
Rebeca, September 2019
Rebeca has sent in some photos of her backyard orchids of which she is rightly proud….
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.
Mirabel, September 2019
Neil S writes; WOW….
He did not give any more detail nor history but perhaps the results speak for themselves.
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.
Barbara, April 2019
Almost my last roses of summer. Pity I can’t email their perfume!!
Barrie, February 2019
Bazz’s Brom is called Felicia!!!! I think he might be a rightly proud owner….
Barbara, October 2017
Ah, it must be spring… The flowers are out and so are some proud people with their cameras…
Well done Barb.
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;
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
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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…
Hazel, November 2015
Hazel has submitted the following from her garden, looking good..
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???
Kay, July 2015
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.
Well done Andrew, when do you start over in my area??
Reg and Pauline,
Here are a couple of interesting pictures from Reg and Paulines backyard..
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??
They sure do!!
Barry & Betty,
Barry and Betty sent in these 3 pics of their handiwork..
We certainly have some talented gardeners in our village
Well done Hazel….
Clive an Gloria are very proud of these plants around their Unit…
HHHMMM… Looks really good…. I wonder how many knocks on the door they will get asking for some of Clives prime mint???
Martina has submitted this photograph of her backyard sanctuary…
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.
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.
Here is a photo of my hippeastrum plant in my back garden.
Wes has submitted the following photos of his orchids.. Well done Wes..
They would really brighten up any room….
Martina is the first to get her photographs onto our website. Here she has provided several photos of interesting items in her back yard.
And here is Heather’s offering..
What a beauty eh???
Here are Robin’s Violas. They are grown in a pot.