Sunday 18 September 2011

Some Springtime Flowers

Despite a very stormy night, with thunder so loud it rattled the bedside lamps, it really is Spring when we see the Bottlebrush flowers everywhere. We have two different ones and the little one in the front garden always starts first. The birds and the bees think all their Christmases have come at once!

You can see how closely they resemble the brushes we use to scrub inside a bottle, can't you?

They belong to the Callistemon Genus and cutting off all the spent flowers is a big job but they are well worth the work for their beauty and the food they provide to native birds and bees. You can read more about them here....

I hope you're having a lovely weekend, Love from Sue

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