In Flower This Week
A weekly news sheet prepared by a Gardens' volunteer.
Numbers before each plant refer to temporary IFTW labels in the gardens.
Numbers in square brackets [ ] refer to garden bed Sections. Plants in flower are in bold type.
25 October 2013
Pimelea ferruginea 'Magenta Mist'
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Banks Walk is an avenue of colour which includes, in a pot, Sturt’s Desert Pea, Swainsona formosa, exhibiting its large dark-centred red pea-shaped flowers.
- Rock Lillies, Thelychiton pulcherrimus, with large leaves and long sprays of white or cream flowers continue to flourish opposite the Visitor Information Centre doors.
- Waratahs, Telopea ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ [Section 210], with many red flower heads can be seen. Beside them is Alyogyne huegelii ‘West Coast Gem’ [Section 210], so bright with purple hibiscus-like flowers.
- Almost opposite is a very small shrub, Boronia ‘Tyalge Ruby’ [Section 174], clad in profusion with its small pink flowers.
- Next to the stairs with branches above the rock wall, Vesselowskya rubifolia [Sections 210, 125] is a large shrub with tassels of cream flowers among the leaves.
- On the other side of the stairs, Grevillea barklyana [Section 125] has long branches leaning towards the road. It has large leaves and many pink toothbrush-like flowers.
- Following the road beside the Rainforest Gullly, Pimelea ferruginea ‘Magenta Mist’ [Section 128] has many branches tipped with rounded clusters of bright pink flowers.
- Close is Grevillea rosmarinifolia ‘Rosy Posy’ [Section 128], a more open shrub decorated with dangling cream-pink flowers.
- Behind is Labichea lanceolata subsp. brevifolia [Section 128], a larger shrub clad with yellow flowers where each petal is marked with a red spot.
- Across the side-road, Grevillea bipinnatifida ‘Jingle Bells’ [Section 124], as a standard plant, continues to bear large red dangling flowers among its leaves.
- Close by is a leaning waratah, Telopea speciosissima ‘Corroboree’ [Section 124], with terminal red flowers.
- Almost opposite is the Queensland Frangipani, Hymenosporum flavum [Section 125], a small rainforest tree with shiny leaves and small fragrant flowers.
- Opposite, Grevillea ‘Goldfever’ [Section 124] is a dense spreading low shrub bearing its apricot-coloured spider-shaped flowers.
- Beside is Leptospermum ‘Tickled Pink’, [Section 124] a shapely shrub laden with buds just opening to pink-petalled flowers. The groundcover is Grevillea ‘Bedspread’. It has deep pink toothbrush-shaped flowers tipped with cream.
- Acradenia euodiiformis [Section 158] is a tall shrub covered in profusion with clusters of small white flowers.
- The next corner is covered with shiny yellow native buttercups, Ranunculus collinus [Section 78].
- The triangle garden, which is forever colourful, is bright with Geraldton Wax flowers. Chamelaucium uncinatum ‘Cascade Brook’ [Section 17] is well clad with dappled pink flowers, while the darker pink flowers are those of Chamelaucium uncinatum ‘Murfit Rose’.
- Also in the triangle is Hibbertia stellaris [Section 17], so brilliant with a coverage of orange flowers.
- Dampiera linearis [Section 17] is a small upright plant with its branches tipped with blue flowers.
- Another small mounded plant is Conostylis seorsiflora [Section 17], clad with interesting yellow flowers.
- A good edging plant is Brachyscome multifida ‘Roulette’ [Section 17], with soft foliage and small mauve daisy flowers.
- Across the road is a patch of low cherry red-flowered plants, Leptospermum ‘Love Affair’ [Section 123].
Follow this road to the right to view the Rock Garden and then take a left turn to the developing Red Centre Garden.Barbara Daly