Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

02 December 2011

Koala in prunus

Koala in prunus, back garden, 1 December 2011.  It was just passing through.

03 September 2011

Spring blooms






Nectarine blossom

Hardenbergia violacea "Happy Wanderer"

Brachyscome multifida


Peach blossum

21 August 2011

04 April 2011

29 March 2011

Emily Davis "A Seafaring Song"

Another video from Emily's set on 24th March 2011.

Emily Davis "The Broken Machine"

Another of my video efforts.  This is the fabulous Emily Davis playing for SCALA at Higher Ground on Thursday, 24th March.

25 March 2011

22 March 2011

Dainty Swallowtail egg

The little yellow dot in the right hand corner (smaller than a pinhead in reality) is the egg of the Dainty Swallowtail butterfly on a lime leaf (see previous post).

07 March 2011

Dainty Swallowtail

A book on local butterflies says that the Dainty Swallowtail butterfly uses native (or domestic) citrus, especially new leaves, as host plants for its offspring which explains the fascination of this one for a lime growing in a pot.  So we won't be too upset when we find some leaves chewed in future!

21 February 2011

Bursaria spinosa

Bursaria spinosa

Bursaria is sometimes called "Snow in Summer" (along with some other plants that have white flowers in summer!). For some reason our bursaria is flowering about a month later than other bursarias in the neighbourhood.