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Spring flowers the bees love in my garden

Category: critters in the patch | Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:02 pm

my happy honey bee ( photo / image / picture from debbieteale's Garden )

Bottlebrush flower ( photo / image / picture from debbieteale's Garden )

pretty pink wattle flower ( photo / image / picture from debbieteale's Garden )

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toni wrote on Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:39 pm:

Debbie, beautiful blooms.
Would you post your photos in the Members Gallery on the forums for us?
Many more members and visitors will get a chance to see them there and with winter coming on us up here in the northern hemisphere, we will soon need all the photos of blooms we can get.


glendann wrote on Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:48 pm:

Those are so beautiful.The bees really love them too as I do.


debbieteale wrote on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:56 pm:

I'm confused. Shouldn't thishave gone into the gallery?

How do I get this into the Members Gallery then?


toni wrote on Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:26 pm:

I just looked at all your photos in the Members Gallery and it looks like you got the process figured out for posting in the forums.

There is no problem with photos being posted in blog entries it's just that more people will see them in the forums.


Sjoerd wrote on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:24 am:

I especially like that pink wattle flower. I brought some seeds home with me from there, but they did not germinate here. What a shame that was. I have seen some lovely wattles there.


debbieteale wrote on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:10 am:

Toni, thanks for the suggestion about posting onto a members forum.

Sjoerd, I think it's a wattle, not sure, but they're sure beautiful. The seeds are hard to germinate, unless you through them into your guttering. Then you'll get all you want!!! and more....


Sjoerd wrote on Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:23 pm:

is the wattle in the family of the eucalyptus?

Hahah....I know what you mean with the "gutter germination". Murphy's Law, or is it the other 'Law'.


debbieteale wrote on Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:22 pm:

Sjoerd I can't find any reference to what it might be. I had thought it was a wattle, but I've just been looking up pink flowering gum tree, and the flowers look the same, or similar, but mine face downwards, and the ones on the net all seem to look towards the sky. I'm just not sure. Maybe plantstew might know?


Sjoerd wrote on Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:27 am:

I have seen that tree in a couple of different colours. I have some slides of them. I enjoyed those types of trees so much when I was there...and what about those big fruit bats that come to visit in the evenings!
I have also seen it in orange and a really 'bright' pink.

Maya wrote on Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:39 am:

I am Australian and would like to make a correction to your labeling. The flower you have called pink wattle is misnamed. It is eucalyptus (gum tree) blossom. It is nothing like wattle blossom. Except for very rare examples (I have only ever seen one exception - Acacia leprosa 'Scarlet Blaze'), wattle comes in shades of yellow. In fact if it is not yellow it is unlikely to be wattle.


debbieteale wrote on Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:21 am:

Hi Maya, thanks for your help.
I love the tree, but it's only about 4 metres tall at the moment, and more shrub-like in formation. Very pretty when in full flowers, and the bees go crazy for the nectar.

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