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Beginning of Autumn Downunder - Hibiscus schizopetalus is flowering once more

bernieh

By Bernieh


Beginning of Autumn Downunder - Hibiscus schizopetalus is flowering once more (Hibiscus schizopetalus (Japanese Lantern or Skeleton Hibiscus))

Most of the flowers on this huge arching shrub were stripped off by the cyclone and half of this shrub had to be trimmed back because of damage. It is recovering well.



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That is certainly a unsual and beautiful hibiscus

18 Mar, 2011

 

Stunning one Bernieh.

18 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Alberta. It's an old-fashioned Hibiscus over here ... fairly common in gardens in my Grandmother's day, but not seen so often any more. It's having a bit of a revival these days. It certainly does have the most fabulous blooms.

Thanks Sixpence ... it's my favourite red-flowering Hibiscus.

18 Mar, 2011

 

It would be mine too Bernieh I nominated it to goy pedia under Hibiscus hope they put it on.

18 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Sixpence ... very kind!

18 Mar, 2011

 

It deserves it your welcome Bernieh nice to see you still here after all that cyclone and floods etc we were all worried about you.

18 Mar, 2011

 

The 'wet' season this Summer was a very trying time for nearly our whole state. Up here it's been a time we won't ever regret seeing the back of!!! My garden did seem to suffer quite a bit, well compared to so many, but then we did have so many very tall trees and shrubs that found it hard to stand up the cyclonic winds. But at least the cleaning up is finally finished and the nicer time of the gardening year has begun ... and I've now got more time to visit this site.

18 Mar, 2011

 

Yes the cleaning up is the worse is nt it such a big job too, you ll have to buy small trees and plants incase there is another one at any time, as I think the earth is moving in line for 2012 as it will be in line with all the planets, and the sun will be the centre of it all and will give out a blast which they fear will knock all our electrics out, the poles will flip and there will be a giagantic flood.

I have managed to find my aunties email now in Victoria and chat with her and she said they have nt had a summer

18 Mar, 2011

 

This country of ours is just full of contrasts. The west had the driest summer for ages, the south had the coolest and we had the hottest, wettest and most dangerous for quite some years.

Cleaning up was awful, hubbie did most of it as it was heavy hard work. Re-planting in most areas will be difficult as the soil is so poor and heavily compacted, it's like concrete. There's not much soil anyway, it's a thin layer over bedrock ... so we're waiting to see how much grows back and then we'll have to save up to fix the rest.

19 Mar, 2011

 

Your Hubby is a star Bernieh, I can imagine the hard work envolved. Lets hope most of it all grows back with a little room for some newbies for you.

19 Mar, 2011

 

Pleased its recovering for you.

19 Mar, 2011

 

It appears to be recovering very well. Hibiscus likes to be cut back yearly...they grow and bloom best after a good trimming.

3 Jul, 2011

 

Yes this is one plant that is recovering very well. The arching branches used to stretch from the pergola over the driveway and are almost there once again. I'm beginning to see more flowers now as well.

3 Jul, 2011

 

That's great it recovering so well! Soon it'll be back to its normal size. :>)

4 Jul, 2011

 

Yep, it won't be long. This is one plant that has really proven to be a stayer.

4 Jul, 2011

 

Bernieh:

Yes, it does become very tall. Most I see around here are around 6ft/2m tall...however, recently I've seen some more than 20ft/6m tall.

4 Jul, 2011



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