DELICATE DIANELLA – A VERSATILE AUSSIE NATIVE

DELICATE DIANELLA - A VERSATILE AUSSIE NATIVE

I so love picking flowers in my Blackheath garden, but I rather regret gathering native dianella from the woodland areas. It looks so much better ‘en place’. The name of course derives from Diana, goddess of the woods. Its tiny blue flowers are quite complex, with their

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Cinnamon Bells; a Strange Little Aussie Orchid

Cinnamon Bells; a Strange Little Aussie Orchid

I have a very strange orchid in my Blackeath garden. Its botanical name is Gastrodia sesamoides. This  leafless, Australian native has been dubbed the Potato Orchid, as the tubers the plants grow from were  roasted and eaten by Aborigines (particularly the Wurundjeri  people of central Victoria).  They are

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