We had a wonderful gathering at Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden hosted by Barry Lees and the North Shore Group last Saturday, 18 November.
We started with a bush walk around the garden, which in many areas is showing the impact of a tough, dry winter, followed by heavy rains. While most of the flowers are finished, we found some wonderful surprises.
This was followed by a fascinating talk by Bronwen Roy, a PhD student, who is studying the impact of viruses on honey bees and the potential impact on our own native bees. More information on the talk will come in the next Native Plants for NSW journal.
Pictures in order:
- Multiple cones of Banksia robur
- Dicksonia antarctica in the fern house
- Blandfordia, Christmas Bell, arising from a rocky outcrop
- Ceratopetalum gummiferum, NSW Christmas Bush