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Log Dog
5th June 2022, 12:00 PM
Here's a few orchids in flower at the moment
Will post some more pics of my garden today
Hoping the pics are right way up :B
Log Dog :)

Log Dog
5th June 2022, 12:09 PM
Here's a few more pics
There was nothing but weeds and tall grass a few months ago
Been a labour of love building the garden and getting the site clean and tidy
Log Dog :)

aldav
5th June 2022, 04:31 PM
You certainly got Kath in with those pic's, Chris. :2tsup:

Log Dog
12th June 2022, 10:26 AM
Here's some more pics
Lovely colours in this lot
Log Dog :)

crowie
14th June 2022, 05:40 PM
Beautiful array of flowers Chris.
My dad grew orchids in Brisbane, he even had perfumed ones that would fill the whole house.
You're up in the right area for them for sure, many years ago, my wife & I went to Tinaroo Dam were their was a huge orchid nursery, gorgeous flowers everywhere.
Cheers Peter

Log Dog
14th June 2022, 07:34 PM
Beautiful array of flowers Chris.
My dad grew orchids in Brisbane, he even had perfumed ones that would fill the whole house.
You're up in the right area for them for sure, many years ago, my wife & I went to Tinaroo Dam were their was a huge orchid nursery, gorgeous flowers everywhere.
Cheers PeterGlad you like them Peter
Yes Tinaroo is definately the right area for orchids
The forest around Tinaroo abounds in Staghorn/Elkhorn ferns as well as many native orchids
One in particular is called the giant spider orchid
It is magnificent in flower
I am fortunate to have a few specimens of it and it is actually due to flower soon...will post when it does
Would have loved to have seen your father's collection
They grow well in Brisbane too
Again thanks mate for commenting and sharing your thoughts too...much welcomed
Log Dog :)

Log Dog
23rd June 2022, 10:20 PM
A couple of recently planted 'natives' have come into flower
Here's a few pics
Log Dog :)

Log Dog
4th July 2022, 05:11 PM
Busy day in the garden today
Planted out another lot of passionfruit vines
Now have around 25 in the ground near fence line
They are growing fast in the red dirt here
Also put 3 Syzydgiums in the ground too
Have a heap more to plant before the wet
Here's a few pics of some Orchids presently in flower
and some recently planted Bromeliads
Log Dog :)

Log Dog
5th September 2022, 08:06 PM
Got a few soft cane Dendrobiums in bloom at the moment
The flowers last for weeks and on multiple canes too
Love the fact that new plants (pups) form on the old canes...bonus :;
They just keep giving! :2tsup:
Will post a few different ones again tomorrow

Log Dog :)

Chris Parks
5th September 2022, 11:00 PM
Mrs P. has been waiting for an Orchid to bloom for about three years and it finally did but within a day a Sulphur Crested Cocky decide to pull it apart, needless to say she was not impressed.

Log Dog
6th September 2022, 10:45 AM
Mrs P. has been waiting for an Orchid to bloom for about three years and it finally did but within a day a Sulphur Crested Cocky decide to pull it apart, needless to say she was not impressed.
That's unfortunate to say the least :C
Sulphur crested cockatoos can be so destructive at times!
They often strip fruit trees with no interest in actually eating any of the fruit...and make a huge mess in the process :~

Log Dog :)

Chris Parks
6th September 2022, 10:51 AM
Between the cockys and the local deer growing anything around here can be a bit of a challenge.

Log Dog
6th September 2022, 08:45 PM
And a few more pics...

Log Dog :)