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April 2024 in the Southern Hemisphere
« on: April 05, 2024, 12:27:55 PM »
This weekend will see the end of Daylight Savings on the East coast of Australia (Queensland has resisted going onto DST because the extra hour of sunlight could fade curtains) and so we'll have less daylight at the end of the day, though mornings won't be so dark - for a little while!
These pics are from the weekend:
1) Cyclamen graecum in the garden.
2) Cyclamen rohlfsianum - not looking as floriferous as usual
3) Cyclamen mirabile (ex 'Tilebarn Nicholas')
4) Talinum calycinum still has a few blooms opening
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Re: April 2024 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2024, 06:10:05 PM »
This weekend will see the end of Daylight Savings on the East coast of Australia (Queensland has resisted going onto DST because the extra hour of sunlight could fade curtains) and so we'll have less daylight at the end of the day, though mornings won't be so dark - for a little while!

I think I've heard it all now!
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Re: April 2024 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2024, 02:21:31 PM »
I think I've heard it all now!
The debates raged for ages!
They were also concerned that the cows wouldn't cope with being milked an hour earlier.
Here are a few more pics form the garden:
1) The xAmarine has a couple more spikes
2) Habranthus tubispathus Pink form
3) More blooms on Habranthus gracilifolius
4) Nerine filifolia - a different clone to the one that flowered last month
5) Rhodophiala bifida has had to be caged to protect it from the rampaging wallaby
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Victoria, Australia

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Re: April 2024 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2024, 10:48:25 PM »
We have 'survived' the change in day light saving, now its dark on the way to work and nearly dark upon return.
Dairy farmers here have always complained about the introduction of day light saving and many farmers did not change their milking times in line with day light saving. Not so many complaints these days so one of the parties involved must have adjusted.

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Re: April 2024 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2024, 07:55:59 PM »
Do wallabies eat Rhodophiala or just jump on them?
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Re: April 2024 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2024, 03:35:02 PM »
Do wallabies eat Rhodophiala or just jump on them?
Hi Diane,
The wallaby has eaten the flowers and seedpods of the Rhodophiala as well as flowers of crocus and Narcissus serotinus/obsoletus!
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Re: April 2024 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2024, 05:30:16 PM »
Well, fortunately our deer won't touch narcissus, though they eat most things including garlic.
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Re: April 2024 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2024, 08:19:16 AM »
Hi Diane,
Deer are a major problem in lots of parts of Australia but fortunately they aren't in this area - yet!
More autumn flowers:
1) A white crocus, possibly Crocus niveus
2) Narcissus deficiens
3) close up
4) Crocus possibly longiflorus
5) Narcissus 'First Stanza' which was eaten the next day >:(
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