Saturday, 30 October 2010

Unexpected encounters with a painted lady

John and I visited the Agave patch, expecting it to be in flower - instead we found painted ladies (Gladiolus angustus) which we embraced with vigour, using our weeding implements to dig them out of the ground (taking care to collect the prolific bulbules they produce). Continuing on with bulbule collection we moved on to the Ixia patch - and found lots there. Our bags became very heavy with soil, so we staggered back to dump our bounty at the bushland entrance.

Long Tubed Painted Lady (Gladiolus angustus) amid an Agave plant

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