Tag: flora

Autumn glories

Here by the beach, although we have four seasons, they can be a bit indistinct. Not so in the Adelaide Hills, just a few km up the freeway. At this time of year everyone is flocking to the Mount Lofty (yes, a great name) Botantic Gardens, for the vibrant autumn colours. Here you could be

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Native v introduced

Spring is here and in Glenelg, as elsewhere in Adelaide, there’s the contrast between the native plants and those introduced by the colonials. Today’s contest: bottlebrush (Callistemon, a native myrtle) v roses, both equally as Aussie and British as it’s possible to be. Best of all, the jacaranda tree. We don’t have them by the

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