Friday, October 10, 2008


In August and September the area around our place was awash with the reds, pinks and white of the our native Victorian emblem Epacris impressa or Common Heath. These together with the blooming of small wattles make a pastel picture worthy of any Impressionist painting.

This month October it is the turn of the parrot peas. It is actually quite difficult to tell them apart. I believe the more yellow flowered plant to be the grey parrot pea Dillwynia cinevascens .

The yellow and red is the smooth parrot pea Dillwynia glaberrima

Iwould like to encourage these plants onto our place but taking flora from the bush is definately
out......couldn't do it....wouldn't do it.
Some specialist nurseries sell these plants which are indigenous to this area, so a visit there is on the agenda.

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Where are we?

Callignee is situated in the foothills of the Strezlecki 's in Gippsland, Victoria.