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.
13 July 2012
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The walk this week goes through the Rockery and back down the hill to the Main Path. It begins on the Banks Walk.
- Spiked Mintbush Prostanthera phylicifolia [Section 210] trails over the wall. It is covered in pinky mauve flowers.
- Turn left just before the café, and go up the hill. On the right is Kybean Grevillea Grevillea oxyantha [Section 128],a dense shrubwith bright red spider flowers.
- Farther on, on the left, is Scented Acronychia, Acronychia littoralis [Section 145], a tall dense shrub with yellow star flowers, loved by insects.
- Along the bottom side of the triangular bed are a group of Brachyscome multifida ‘Breakoday’ [Section 17]. These small plants have purple daisy flowers.
- At the top of the steps leading down to the Rockery is a prostrate specimen (about three metres across) of Woolly Grevillea Grevillea lanigera [Section 15h], with pinky red spider flowers.
- Go down the steps. At the top of the second set of steps on the left is a small shrub, Jug Flower, Adenanthos obovatus [Section 15d], with large spider flowers.
- Behind it is Banksia spinulosa ‘Honeypots’ [Section 15d], a large shrub with huge orange candles with many red hooked styles.
- Just below these two plants is a group of White Correa Correa alba [Section 15d], with creamy white flowers with four petals.
- Near the bottom of the steps on the right is a small shrub with many small white flowers with five petals – Hairy Beard Heath Leucopogon microphyllus var. microphyllus [Section 15c].
- Turn left at the bottom of the steps. On your right is a medium sized dense shrub Guichenotia ledifolia [Section 4], with dull pink open bells hanging down.
- Take the steps on the wide path back up into the rockery. At the top is Cauliflower Bush Hakea corymbosa [Section 15p] with large ‘cauliflowers’ of pale green flowers which fade to pale brown.
- Ahead of you is Banksia spinulosa ’Birthday Candles’[Section 15L], a small shrub with yellow candles with many red hooked styles.
- Turn right onto the path below the Rockery Extension. Two sub-shrubs are one behind the other. The one in front is Desert Baeckea Baeckea crassifolia [Section 14] with pink flowers about a centimetre across with five round petals
- Behind it is Thryptomene denticulata [Section 14], with trusses of small pink flowers.
- Go downhill and turn left past the Friends’ Shelter. Nearby is a straggly shrub, Hakea purpurea [Section 20], with crimson spider flowers.
- Farther along this path are two large shrubs of Hakea bakeriana [Section 20], with large pompoms made up of bright pink spider flowers.
- Continue down the hill. Hairpin Banksia Banksia spinulosa var. collina [Section 23], has large pale orange candles.
- Turn right onto the Main Path. Grevillea ‘Lady O’ [Section 26] is a small shrub with red spider flowers.
- Farther on is Pine Mountain Grevillea Grevillea jephcottii [Section 25], with pale green flowers with small dark red styles.
- Nearby is Banksia ericifolia ’Red Clusters’ [Section 25]. The large candles are actually dark orange.
- Fern Leaved Banksia Banksia oblongifolia [Section 25] is a tall wide shrub with short green candles.
To return, continue following the Main Path.