This was this years Flowers.
Today I dug them all up, so I could split them up.
From the original 10. I now have 200 odd.
Seeing your photo reminded me of the solitary one bulb we had of that plant. It was growing in a pot and bloomed for several years but finally gave up the ghost!
Yours look beautiful under that palm tree. You can certainly make a lovely garden picture with massed plantings of one variety.
They look so healthy and great root growth, you obviously feed them well. So rewarding for all your care.
ginger749 do you know what Hippeastrum that is? I have seen it in a few old gardens around Sydney - maybe Hippeastrum blossfeldiae???? Its a beautiful plant and not one of the usual (too) big-flowered hybrids!
Yeah ginger, what is it? I have that one too, and Dale, I love the pink hippy! I'm gonna drag these old threads back into the light. Dales probly not about anymore, but I know Ginger will be back
Yay I second that... I have lots too......the first one I ever owned was given to me as an indoor plant when I knew nothing of gardening ...and it was a nice green indoor plant too for 2/3 years....then I put it outside......ooooh a big flower! loved them ever since but don't know the names of any except the apple blossom. Those hippys look great under the palm tree...very happy.
i got my orange ones like Gingers from the tip where someone had thrown a heap to one side near the green waste dump area. I knew they were hippies but had no Idea what colour, and was pleased to get the orange. I have them in pots and put each pot in a terracotta pot for display when they are flowering.
Sorry for not answering earlier weed_woman ,
I have been in Papua New Guinea for the past 8 days .
That last Pic. of yours is a beauty .
Your's do look a bit more orange .
Hi Ginger, How was your trip? Did you get to look at anything horticultural? Pics please!
It is a pregnant female Cycad! LOL! Probably Cycas revoluta, commonly known as the Sago Palm (which I have NEVER understood since it isn't the plant they make sago out of!) Heh! Common names are weird! Cycads are very interesting plants, they are true "living fossils" and have been around longer than the dinosaurs. You need two plants, a male and a female to make seeds, so there must have been a male plant somewhere close to this one. I have 3 cycads in my collection, two C. revoluta and a Zamia furfuracea (AKA Cardboard Palm) but they are all fairly small, so it will be a long time before I see a display like this one! KK.
PS Bummer about the holiday ginger!
Awwwww! Done it again. Must send post before navigating away. (Looked at the pic again) I thought it was a Cycad too, but maybe a different species, only because I haven't seen the seeds below the foliage, and there is no Fluff. The seeds are also usually Orange, but perhaps these have been on the plant for sometime and the seeds have lost their orange coating, the Fluff has flown and new leaves have grown?
Thank you Kaelkitty & weed_woman ,
I posted the same pics on ( Plant Identification: )
On Daves Garden .
And yes I got a perfect ID .
Here is the link to the sp: http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLG,GGLG:2005-28,GGLG:en&q=cycas%20media&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi
Here is another Pic. of a younger Plant / Plant's .
Don't know about the rest of you Ozzie's ,
But I'm getting Lots & Lots of Rain .
Rain Beautiful Rain XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
All my tanks are full and I'm up to 135 mm in 1 1/2 days .
I have been weeding in the rain , I guess I'll have to mow soon .
Hope every one else is getting some . Wink Wink .
I think it will take a lot more to fill the Brisvegas Dams .
There are 3 Big Dams and they are down to 17% full / empty .
I have been mulching for 2 weeks now .
This will help no end . I'm going out to take a Pic now .
Geeze Ginger, your paw paws are happening! Is that Trachelospermum tricolour (?)
hanging over the top of the tyres? With what are you mulching you garden? I've been using hardwood chip in the big tree and shrub areas, and sugarcane trash and hay mulch in the vege beds and the annual and perrenial display beds.
We had a break in the clouds today, just enough for me to get out and plant the Magnolia I bought last thursday, the Cape Vigilia I bought about 8 weeks ago and the snap dragons and Allysum I bought sunday just gone. Well, I've still got some snappy and alllysum to go, but they'll keep.
How much did your Macrozamia look like a date palm? That was my first thought, but I couldn't see any spines. I think it also looks alot like a Burrawang? Doh! I just looked up the names for the spelling and found out the Macrozamia is a burrawang! Well, I'm almost smarter than I thought! LOL
Love your garden Ginger.....it sure as heck must be warmer up your way than here......we are freezing our tootsies off....looks like you are having a lot of fun! :)
I never complain about rain .
My Large dam is still not full .
It's like other things in life , wink wink
You can never get enough . lol
So is that your riding/holiday mate swimming for his life? (while you stand by with camera at the ready, shouting, "Faster, faster, its gonna get ya"?)
Did you have time to take pics of any interesting plants (mid floods ...fighting off crocs etc? (Whew!)
Very nice pics Ginger. Hubby says they are definitely trials bikes and wants to know why you were riding them? Were there any Bultacos amongst them?
Hubby thinks he's a know-it-all and reckons your last pic might be Alpina. He's a Bultaco fan and is always on the lookout for more! He races them in vintage motorcross on occassion and does fairly well. I, on the other hand, am a fair weather rider, and as the day was soooooo nice, we rode out to Nana Glen (Kooka cafe) for a mugacino and scones (only 25 minutes from home on country roads. I ride like an old mole, (says hubby) and cruised about at 90k so I could look about and take it all in. Our poor old bikes in need of some love and attention though. Now the weather is warming up I'm sure we'll get out on them a bit more.
Note in the pic, the corrugated iron kooka against the tree.