"Gosh I have learnt something today - I presumed the Christmas Bush was scattered throughout Aus (being a non Aussie, I am still learning!) They are prolific here, in every 2nd garden, out on council nature strips, kind of like Bougainvilleas and…"
Keryn take a lot at this site and see if this looks like your plant. They are actually called New South Wales Christmas Bush, I thought they were all over Australia!"
"It's not Christmas Bush is it, looks like it from a distance as we had one in our front garden at the previous place. However as it is looking at it from a distance, probably not. But then again, you would know Christmas Bush anyway…"
"Hi all, I,m in Southwest Victoria 30 km as the crow fly's from the 12 apostles, no frost for me, so I think the purple zone 4 should be right around the coast. Used to get more frosts years ago, but the weather has changed and we would be…"
"Keryn I bought a small one of these several years ago from Ikea. It battled to survive here and finally succumbed. Good luck with yours. I think they look fabulous, but have to accept some plants just don't want to be in my garden!"
"I love my Echium and really hope this coming Spring it will flower. It has so much greenery and I've had to stake it as it just got so unruly and a huge piece snapped off with the weight. I can't believe how quickly they grow.
"Yes I thought it was on left, I see what you mean about it not flowering yet. Funny when we are only 1000 kms away and ours have flowered and dropped all their petals already.
Do like that Golden Ash, such a beautiful big tree and the variegated…"
"Keryn, this is the same as one I bought for $2 as a cutting from one of our local Asian grocery stores. It was flowering when I bought it and I noticed the flowers were a totally different shape to my other zygocactus I bought at Bunnings and Big W.…"
"Keryn, my rear garden is the same, completely private from the street frontage and even my 3 surrounding neighbours can't see into my rear garden due to all the hedging and climbers we have planted. It looks a beautiful area where you live."
"This is an old-fashioned Orchid, Keryn. All the old gardeners have one tucked away in a corner somewhere. That's how I got one. It was a pass-along from a beautiful old lady gardener. I can't wait until the little…"
"One of the AV's that I started from a leaf cutting is blooming. This is a first for me. First time that I ever rooted a leaf cutting and first time the cutting is now a baby plant and blooming. Oh I feel like a plant…"
"I have only applied Lyn I have not been excepted yet into the Australian Open Gardens. There are few ceratopetalum gummiferum around but not a lot. I think they are great and I have had no problem growing it."