Grevilleas in my garden

This blog was inspired by Rebel Guy and Rebel Girl’s Twenty Minutes in the Garden.

I took a walk around as the Grevilleas are flowering at the moment. I looked for the plant tags on some of the older ones that have been in the garden for ages as I couldn’t remember all their names. I have quite a number of Grevilleas now as the birds and bees love the nectar in the flowers.
This is my favourite Grevillea in the garden, the Honey Gem. The flowers can almost drip with nectar. The birds just love the flowers. See an old post One Day at the Grevilleagrevillea_honey gem01_named_home_august 2017

Moonlight is a new Grevillea and this is the first flower
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I think this Grevillea is called Pink Ice
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Poor Jingle Bells. The lack of rain and my forgetfulness in watering has its flowers almost spent. Hopefully after a couple of weeks of watering there may be new flowers.
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Lemon Daze is another new plant I was given in exchange for some work at the same time as Jingle Bells. Still only small it has tiny flowers compared to other Grevillea in the garden.
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Honey Barbara is a rescue plant from a nursery. It was pot bound and didn’t look very healthy. I bit of love and now the Grevillea has a number of flowers and is almost as tall as me.
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See how the flowers form on Honey Barbara.
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I can’t remember the name of this Grevillea. Another plant that needed some TLC. The first flowers are just about to burst forth. It has about 4 flower spikes waiting to open from their hairy shelter.
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The Yamba Sunshine has great yellow flowers that the birds and insects enjoy.
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The bees just love it.
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A very old original Grevillea. A lot of the cultivars have this as their root stock as it is very hardy. Planted on the very edge of the garden it survives on rainfall.
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The Blue-faced Honeyeaters are a constant visitor to have a snack.
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This is what happens when the birds fight over the Grevillea

In this video, The Friarbird is far more vocal and the Blue-faced Honeyeater is nonplussed

The last video was shot last year at the end of August so you see the same old battles for control of the garden are on going.

27 thoughts on “Grevilleas in my garden

  1. I just love those flowers. Never seen one before. Great video too. Nice to hear how they sound.
    Thanks for posting about your twenty minutes in the garden. It would be great if people all around the globe would do the same. That way we can see what is happening on our planet each day.

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    1. Thanks 🙂 I have been wanting do something for while now. Maybe some people will click on the link and post some of their garden too. I think grevilleas are only native to Australia. Nearly all of mine are hybrids. Glad you liked the videos too

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  2. Hi B!
    Beautiful flowers! I think my favourite is Honey Barbara, though it’s hard to decide. My favourite words in your article are “drip with nectar”. 😋 Did you ever taste their nectar?
    If I had a blog, I would love showing you pics of my garden (as Rebel Girl suggested). Well, maybe one day.
    Thank you for showing us your impressive collection of Grevilleas!

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  3. Beautiful grevillias uncle Brian, I just love them and the birds they bring. Mine are looking pretty spectacular at the moment too. 🌞

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  4. Beautiful grevillias uncle Brian, I just love them and the birds they bring. Mine are looking pretty spectacular at the moment too. 🌞

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  5. wonderful – I enjoyed seeing the different ones – and the photos show the fuzz – and the stages so well.
    I smiled to think of the exchange of flowers for services (heart stuff) and the opening photo is my fav here. the light and whole vibe

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  6. Wonderful. Honey Gem and Honey Barbara and Jingle Bells and Yamba Sunshine are my favourites! I believe that they prefer acidic soil? (Ericaceous) is that right? In which case I shall have to have one in a container – I can get hold of a few different ones here, but I’d want a fairly compact one. A shame we don’t get those birds to feed on them though!

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    1. My soils are fairly acidic I use a bit of lime in my compost to get a bit more of a balance for other flowers. Native just plonked into the ground with a bit of compost in the bottom for a boosting feed when needed. Honeyeaters are a source of pollination

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