ARS Tasmania Newsletter – September 2016

  • Date: 7th September 2016
  • author: Lesley Gillanders


Unfortunately I may be relying on Ken to again type this little article up as I am having a few more days in hospital with an infected leg. When I got up early this morning and opened the curtains the sun was just casting its light into the garden. An acceptable mild temperature was better than the heavy frost of yesterday.
Our Daphne bholua has passed its best display of flowers and they are falling to create a carpet below the plant. Not far from the Daphne is a Camellia reticulate. This is about 1.5 meters high and covered with its large semi-double crimson flowers. In the rock garden little daffodil called Ferdie with tiny 20 cent-size flowers. There seems to be flowers all through the bulb garden - Galanthus, Lachenalia, Crocus, Anemone blanda and a patch of Tecophilaea with the most intense deep blue flowers. These last are near a Cyclamen libanoticum making a pretty contrast of blue and pink.

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