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Post by Willpar » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:35 am

Got these couple of beauties On safari. Is a different variety than I normally see, as it has speckles. Another orchid.

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Re: Wild Flowers

Post by Biker » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:18 am

Looks great Willpar. What is it? :shrug:

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Re: Wild Flowers

Post by Willpar » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:46 am

I see I forgot to say what it was bikey. It is an Orchid. But a different variety that I have been seeing.

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Re: Wild Flowers

Post by Biker » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:04 am

Thanks Willpar. Great looking plant and a nice bit of filming too. :yes:

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Re: Wild Flowers

Post by Placido » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:24 am

Another beauty, Willpar. Are all of them growing in more or less the same location ??

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Re: Wild Flowers

Post by Willpar » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:33 pm

Hi Placi, yes roughly the same location. Where those are and the others, there are pockets of them spread over around 10 acres of land. The council have adopted a regime for the past few years or so where they only cut the rough parts once a year. And now wild plants are flourishing. The ones above are on a bank behind a building. I don't wander down there usually. Glad I did. Were several of that variety there, but I picked the two together. In fact over that 10 acre site, I have never seen so many orchids. They are in the hundreds.
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Re: Wild Flowers

Post by Placido » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:34 pm

Couldn't be better news, Willpar. Glad there's a sensible Council :clap:

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Re: Wild Flowers

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:49 pm

Beautiful flowers. A big well done to the council as long as they cut down the mowing to help the flowers and not just a money saving exercise.
Cynical Moi :rolleyes:

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Re: Wild Flowers

Post by Willpar » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:53 pm

The council does a pretty good job of the cutting jacksparrow. Usually around September. Cut it like a farmer would for hay, and bale it up and take it away.

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Re: Wild Flowers

Post by Willpar » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:16 pm

Went down to the lakes today, birdie wise not a lot about. But plant wise, plenty of these orchids.


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