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Monthly Archive for October, 2016

From the Garden #3

Callistemons are some of the best shrubs to have in a garden, reliable, showy in flower, and  great suppliers of nectar and pollen for birds and insects alike. Bogong moths are very partial to callistemon nectar, using it to build up fat reserves to tide them over their summer aestivation in the shelter of the […]

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Spring in the bush block has turned out to be very good for terrestrial orchids, and beard-orchids are showing in numbers at the moment. Two species are in flower, the Red Beard-orchid, Calochilus paludosus, and the Purple or Brown Beard-orchid, Calochilus platychilus. The latter was known as C. robertsonii but the Gippsland form is at […]

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