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When Wattle Blossum Blooms

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Re: When Wattle Blossum Blooms

Very nice reminds me of our Gorse bushes or 'Whins' which are also bright yellow will post when the time comes.
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Re: When Wattle Blossum Blooms

Mark, this is super ! i would love be be close enough to capture the scent, such a sweet clean perfume and wso much of it WILD and EVERYWHERE

We have tried to grow it in the garden a few times and always, it dies back ...
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Re: When Wattle Blossum Blooms

Your third shot is lovely Mark

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Re: When Wattle Blossum Blooms

Great shots Mark. Another vote for the third one from me.

Thanks for sharing.

ps Wish we had traffic free roads like that.
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Re: When Wattle Blossum Blooms

We are just about to head for home Mark, and will see plenty of wattle along the way.
You always know the end of winter is near when the wattle blooms and September 1st as National Wattle Day heralds the start of spring.
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Re: When Wattle Blossum Blooms

I'm vainly attempting to scrape egg off my face over a midnight mis-spelling of Blossom. I am sure that Lyn will pounce on the error in reprisal for my once taking her to task over what she claimed was a typo. Actually, as U and O are separated by one key only, I have greater claim to that defence.
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Very nice reminds me of our Gorse bushes or 'Whins' which are also bright yellow will post when the time comes.
Hi Ed - We are very familiar with Gorse brought to Australia by you Pommies, along with a pair of oversexed rabbits.
Unfortunately, both pests flourished under the dome our wide blue skies and all attempts to eradicate them have been a spectacular flop !
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Mark, this is super ! i would love be be close enough to capture the scent, such a sweet clean perfume and wso much of it WILD and EVERYWHERE We have tried to grow it in the garden a few times and always, it dies back ...
Hi Chevvy -
I think Wattle would be a wonderful tree to palant en masse around all English Cricket grounds - the Green and Gold would serve as an inspiration to your Cricketers !
And Oh btw, Wattle has no scent. It relies entirely on its entoxicating colour to attract the birds and the bees, which I'm sure your mother once told you about ! .
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Great shots Mark. Another vote for the third one from me. Thanks for sharing. ps Wish we had traffic free roads like that.
Thanks Peter - The road is the northbound lane of the 880km (528M) Hume Highway linking Melbourne and Sydney. It is by our standards busy. From the back seat I had to wait for a traffic free shot.
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We are just about to head for home Mark, and will see plenty of wattle along the way.
You always know the end of winter is near when the wattle blooms and September 1st as National Wattle Day heralds the start of spring.
Hi Lyn - Having pipped me to the Post, I was expecting a severe rebuke for my mis-spelling of Blossom ... I can only assume that you were preoccupied replying on that portable typewriter thingy of yours !

Have a safe trip home, Lyn and Neil, I'm sure there'll be lots of wattle along the way.
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Re: When Wattle Blossum Blooms

That's delightful, Mark. I especially like the close up of it in No 3.
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Re: When Wattle Blossom Blooms

Ah, that beautiful Cootabloodymongrel Wattle! Or more correctly known as Cootamundra wattle (Acacia baileyana).

Three nice photos of them & the last one is an extra nice shot.

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Re: When Wattle Blossum Blooms

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Hi Lyn - Having pipped me to the Post, I was expecting a severe rebuke for my mis-spelling of Blossom ... I can only assume that you were preoccupied replying on that portable typewriter thingy of yours !

Have a safe trip home, Lyn and Neil, I'm sure there'll be lots of wattle along the way.
I did indeed notice the spelling, but my genteel breeding and discretionary nature prevented me from commenting.
I did think it may have been a little ploy to draw attention to your post.
Thank you for your wishes for a safe trip home - 14 degrees and hail at home is nothing to hurry back for!
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Re: When Wattle Blossum Blooms

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That's delightful, Mark. I especially like the close up of it in No 3.
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Ah, that beautiful Cootabloodymongrel Wattle! Or more correctly known as Cootamundra wattle (Acacia baileyana). Three nice photos of them & the last one is an extra nice shot.
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I did indeed notice the spelling, but my genteel breeding and discretionary nature prevented me from commenting.
I did think it may have been a little ploy to draw attention to your post.
Thank you for your wishes for a safe trip home - 14 degrees and hail at home is nothing to hurry back for!
Thanks John and Lyn - you too Ross for your scholarly Wattle ID
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