Yesterday I took my neighbour’s dog for a walk, as they have gone away for a couple of days. A few steps past my driveway I started to notice that a huge array of native flora is out and blooming. And some non-natives, too. 🙂
Here’s a glimpse at what my neighbourhood is looking like this week:
This looks like a bottlebrush to me. Wonderful bright red!
I think this is a kind of legume (pea?) I’ve seen a lot of this sort of delicate flower on bush walks.
Of course, the non-native Azalea is flowering profusely at the moment.
A lovely orange – red grevillea bloom.
I’m not sure if this is a Dietes, or if it is native. It does very well around here.
Oops! I spotted a Doctor Who monster, too. 😀
This is Ti Tree (I think). Looks like a creeper is trying to invade this one!
Another beautiful bottlebrush – in pale yellow.
Of course, I *love* the Kangaroo Paw, and the tall Red-Green variety here works really well at this letterbox.
Here are a collection of native shrubs. Looking fantastic on the front slope.
Here’s another Grevillea, similar to the orange-red one. It’s more yellow-pink, though.
This orange Grevillea has a tendency to be curled up. Very beautiful!
And of course, the Banksia Man. He’s a classic Australian children’s storybook character. They are everywhere!