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  • Islander, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    That all worked well Hilary - the pupae are just in the initial stages of pupation , so excellent to see - thank you! And everyone else, especially for the flower photos-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

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    Birds of paradise via google picasa this time

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2024 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    a cerise and deep blue bush growing side by side--which ought not happen as acidic soils produce one colour and alkaline soils produce the other.

    I used to have a bush that flowered blue tinged with pink. I assume it was a special variety that did that!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    You’re both right. There are hydrangea species in which pH affects flower colour (most notably H. macrophylla), but there is some genetic diversity in baseline colour within those species, and there are also other species with different flower colours (including white).

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 873 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

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    Finally, a photo. Black-eyed Susans in the Indian Baghra garden at the Hamilton Gardens yesterday.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2283 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Cecelia,

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    Love that hydrangea pic. I’d never really appreciated them until the first of the two amazingly atmospheric rain scenes in My Neighbour Totoro.
    And his stunning azaleas, or maybe rhododenrons, as seen above from Spirited Away.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3357 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

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    Another one, of the Renaissance Garden. If you have never visited the Hamilton Gardens, you ought to. Something quite extraordinary wandering from the English Garden, to the Japanese Garden, to the American Modernist Garden to the Italian Garden to the Maori Garden. Three new areas are being built: Surrealist Garden, Tudor Garden and Tropical Garden. Wonderful productive/sustainable gardens too.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2283 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Oh yeah, Totoro! The landscape in that was the biggest star. (BTW your link is broken) Also Arrietty (you may wish to mute the sound to avoid the vomit-inducing rhyming voice-over).

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Lilith __,

    Oh yeah, Totoro! The landscape in that was the biggest star

    Meant to credit background artist/director Kazuo Oga.

    (BTW your link is broken)

    The Totoro pic or the Spirited Away .gif? Both seem OK here.

    Yeah the Arrietty voiceover is awful. The voice dubs of the Ghibli/Miyazaki films have been pretty immaculately done in the past.

    Geoff Lealand: Those gardens look stunning. I remember in the early 90s there was an attempt by religious fundies to have human-sized statues of Ancient Egyptian deities removed from a Hamilton public gardens. I seem to recall that the Council caved in. From the photo I recall they looked pretty nice. Hope they made it back at some point.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3357 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    the Arrietty voiceover is awful

    I think this is the fault of the trailer, not the film. It seems to be pitched at 2-year-olds! But the film itself is much smarter.

    The Totoro link gives me a stern error-message to "use the share links".

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Lilith __,

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    The Totoro link gives me a stern error-message to “use the share links”.

    Me too. Maybe we’re not in Kansas anymore, Totoro?

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    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2119 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Me too. Maybe we’re not in Kansas anymore, Totoro?

    Hah! Or, indeed, in Africa.

    ETA: Would Russell Brown look like that guy if he grew a beard?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3357 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    They are still there, down the Camellia Walk and at the head of the pool where the entrances to the Chinese, Japanese, English, American, Indian and Italian gardens begin. Much posing for photo ops going on around them yesterday.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2283 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

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    Because these are so South Island summer to me.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

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    Succulent flowers

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Ah yeah. And speaking of succulent.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

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    In real estate-speak, we now have inside/outside flow with doors to the deck finally installed. No more crawling out the kitchen window for my daughter or going out the back door and up the stairs for us. Maybe it will stop Josephine watching that bloody Living Channel so much!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2283 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Dempsey, in reply to Lilith __,

    I used to have a bush that flowered blue tinged with pink. I assume it was a special variety that did that!

    It was gay.

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 642 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Christopher Dempsey,

    It was gay.

    Flowering plants are hermaphroditic, y'know. :-)
    I have some nice photos of the blue/pink hydrangea, but I ended up using them for work so can't post them here. But the web provides other examples.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Oh Geoff - that is wonderful! I look forward to decking it in person.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Hebe,

    Toi toi. Hayfever in a picture.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2024 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Dempsey, in reply to Lilith __,

    I have some nice photos of the blue/pink hydrangea, but I ended up using them for work so can't post them here. But the web provides other examples

    All it needs is a few mirror balls and a gin. Tres gay.

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 642 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Christopher Dempsey,

    All it needs is a few mirror balls and a gin. Tres gay.

    The garden needs bears, surely.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18666 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The garden needs bears, surely.

    You're not talking about a teddy-bears' picnic, are you?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3413 posts Report Reply

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