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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.