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Discussion id : 107-918
most recent 14 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 FEB by Margaret Furness
Not a rose in sight, and not many gardens either, but worth looking at:
Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 FEB by Andrew from Dolton
Not a rose either, but beautiful too.
Discussion id : 107-134
most recent 25 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 DEC by HMF Admin
Happy holidays to all from HelpMeFind !
Discussion id : 107-085
most recent 23 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 DEC by Andrew from Dolton
This is not a rose question or comment but does anyone know if European mistletoe, Viscum album, will grow on Eucalyptus?
Reply #1 of 7 posted 21 DEC by Patricia Routley
I don't know what sort of mistletoe we have in Western Australia, but the 1973 book 'Flowers and Plants of Western Australia' R. Erickson, Marchant & Morcombe says on p198.
Misletoes are parasitic and are often seen on wattles, eucalypts, sheoaks, kurrajongs and Grevilleas. Over 20 species in 5 genera occur in W.A., two of them shown in plates 462 (Amyema fitzgeraldii) and 519 (Lysiana casuarinae)

We have a mistletoe (unknown) here which grows on rhododendrons, but not on the neighboring karri trees, Eucalyptus diversicolour, which drop their bark.

One year I planted seeds of the superb yellow flowered mistletoe tree, Nuytsia floribunda, (locally known as the Christmas Tree) in a sandy area in the bush and put some hosting couch grass in the hole as well. Unfortunately they never germinated.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 21 DEC by Andrew from Dolton
Thank you Patricia, in the U.K. I have seen Viscum album growing on many types of tree, but never oak, conifers or Eucalyptus. A lady in the village has a big Eucalyptus gunnii in her garden and she asked me this morning about growing mistletoe on it.

Solstice blessings, Andrew, X
Reply #3 of 7 posted 22 DEC by Patricia Routley
The internet tells me Eucalyptus gunnii sheds its bark annually. I theeeenk the mistletoe would fall off with the bark.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 22 DEC by Andrew from Dolton
Yes you're definitely right, it could never get a toe-hold on a tree with exfoliating bark.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 22 DEC by Margaret Furness
Don't know about that - most Eucalypts exfoliate, and there are plenty of local mistletoes that have evolved to hang in. The mistletoe bird Dicaeum hirundinaceum, as brightly-coloured as a robin, eats and spreads the seeds: it does a little defaecation dance sideways on a branch , which makes sure ingested seeds land where they can attach.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 22 DEC by Andrew from Dolton
Yes, as you say the endemic flora has evolved together, I'm sure a European mistletoe couldn't get a purchase. Do you have a plant called a Love Vine, Cassytha in your area? It's like a giant tropical sort of dodder. I find these types of plant fascinating, do you get broomrapes too?
Reply #7 of 7 posted 23 DEC by Margaret Furness
Cassythia grows in the eastern states and SE South Australia, but hasn't reached this far.
One of the broomrapes is a declared weed in Australia, with the potential for causing serious crop losses. Not in SA yet.
Discussion id : 96-566
most recent 27 DEC 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 DEC 16 by HMF Admin
To all celebrating this holiday season, our best wishes for a very happy holiday.

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All the best from everyone at HelpMeFind !!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 26 DEC 16 by Patricia Routley
I'll second that.
And I am going to quote a quote I read this morning.
Happiness: Live in the moment. Be curious. Do something you love. Think of others. Nurture relationships. Take care of your body. ....and have gratitude ...(that there are roses.)
Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 DEC 16 by billy teabag
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