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Offline Lancej

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #220 on: April 24, 2017, 03:55:27 am »
Any reports on whats in flower at the moment.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #221 on: April 24, 2017, 05:42:42 am »
Knotgrass weed if that helps

I was doing some fencing today and suddenly realised I was hearing bees hum. Looked up at the trees - nothing

Then realised i was standing in a big patch of knotgrass in flower and the bees were loving it

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #222 on: May 11, 2017, 09:03:58 pm »
Checked one of my local sites yesterday and the gums were in flower, bees were out in full force.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #223 on: May 12, 2017, 07:32:48 pm »
Happy day's.  Yellow gum.
That will fix your abundance of pollen problem.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #224 on: May 13, 2017, 09:19:24 pm »
Still plenty of pollen coming in, such a mixture of flora in the area. I also have hives down on the Mornington Peninsular which I checked yesterday, compared to last year they're doing very poor.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #225 on: June 12, 2017, 08:11:29 am »
Anyone know what tends to flower in flowerdale? Going up there soon.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #226 on: June 13, 2017, 06:28:05 am »
This time of year, not much. One of the local wattles, some flat weed and that's about it until cape weed and pattersons curse start in spring.
  That's probably not the answer you wanted but thas all we got at the moment.  It's very beautiful out there this time of year so kick back by the fire and relax.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #227 on: June 17, 2017, 06:36:39 am »
Thanks Vin. Do you know what tends to flower at other time like in spring?

We're still looking for a small property out in the north somewhere that doesn't cost an arm and leg.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #228 on: June 18, 2017, 08:37:03 am »
Yes, as said previously cape weed and pattersons curse, but also plenty of other ground plants, some wattles and the broad leaf peppermint looks good for this spring around the Flowerdale hills that didn't burn too hot. That is at the break, o, day end of the valley.
Yes land prices have started to climb out this way as melbourne expands. If you want to get some acres there are not many places left any where around melbourne.  Certainly non as beautiful as around those flowerdale hills. Good luck, don't leave it too long as the prices won't wait for you.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #229 on: June 25, 2017, 08:41:05 pm »
Most of the yellow gum flowering around South of Shepparton is coming close to an end already.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #230 on: June 26, 2017, 07:18:21 am »
Are there still buds yet to open? Or has this dry period popped all the buds early.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #231 on: June 26, 2017, 10:26:26 am »
Most buds have opened, only a few left on most trees. Some trees on their last flowers. Like normal, a few which will go longer.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #232 on: June 27, 2017, 05:53:37 am »
Cape weed seems advanced around the place, it needs some rain on it. Ground moisture is good still from last season's wet wet wet. Having said that, 10 to 20mm would set the spring up nicely.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #233 on: August 12, 2017, 06:08:30 am »
Any updates on what is and what will be flowering soon?

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #234 on: August 15, 2017, 06:25:07 am »
Canola has started over the river, and in the north west. Although some areas haven't had enough rain.
  Almonds well under way.
 White mallee is good.
Around the suburb the cherry plums have started this week.
Red box and yellow box look good in several areas. For October November.
Red gum looks good in some spots but watching the lurps before I count on that crop for January.
How's that for a quick wrap Lance. ?
Anyone else got anything. .....?..... anyone?

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #235 on: August 15, 2017, 07:31:14 am »
A bit over 100kms north of the river but surprised to find a small patch of white clover flowering where there was no stock.
Most paddocks around here are flogged out but will be pulling stock out of a paddock this weekend to lock up for hay, with 5" of rain this month it should jump away.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #236 on: August 15, 2017, 05:56:49 pm »
Common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is booming with bees.

But I don't see a lot of the trees around, it's an older type of streetscaping tree. See them around farm yards and sports fields in the GV.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #237 on: August 15, 2017, 09:15:53 pm »
Thanks everyone, work and things are stopping me getting out lately and looking around.

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #238 on: August 16, 2017, 06:19:50 am »
Plenty of wattle for my girls, although they are bringing back creamy coloured pollen too. 🐝💛

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Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Reply #239 on: August 22, 2017, 08:57:49 am »
Canola flowering west of Numurkah