Polyspora (Gordonia) axillaris
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Polyspora axillaris

June 30, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Polyspora (formally Gordonia). species: axillaris.  Family: THEACEAE.  Common Name: Fried Egg Plant, Gordonia. Etymology: Gordonia commemorating James Gordon, an eighteenth-century London nurseryman. Polyspora: species from East Asia were transferred to this new Genus. axillaris: meaning borne in the axil, referring to […]

MacDonald Rainforest Circuit Mt Tamborine Gold Coast Hinterland
Bushwalking & Camping (National Parks & areas of natural beauty).

MacDonald rainforest circuit

June 21, 2017 Simon 0

MacDonald rainforest circuit is a fairly comfortable 1.4km long walk and is located in 29 acres of surprisingly, pristine bushland, considering its vicinity to (what I would class as) rural suburbia. It is also, just […]

Brachychiton rupestris. Queensland Bottle tree
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Brachychiton rupestris

June 8, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Brachychiton.   species: rupestris. Family: MALVACEAE. Common Name: Queensland Bottle tree, Narrow Leafed Bottle Tree, Queensland-Flaschenbaum or Kurrajong. Etymology: Brachychiton: Greek ‘brachys’ means short and ‘chiton’ means a coat or tunic, a reference to the coating on the seed. rupestris: […]

Bridge Road Richmond Melbourne Small Garden
A Green Mindset (ideas for our future).

Matt’s Garden (Richmond)

June 2, 2017 Simon 0

It was probably around 12 months ago or more, we were walking back from lunch and noticed this garden in Richmond. Nothing that unusual about a garden in Richmond but this one completely took me […]