Posted on 09/10/2014

Photo taken on September  9, 2014

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terrestrial orchid
Valley of the Bandicoots
Aldgate Valley
Mount Lofty Ranges
Donkey Orchid
Adelaide Hills
ground orchid
South Australia
Diuris pardina (?)

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What are you trying to say here,JJ ? that they're almost invisible ??
3 years ago.
I did, I really thought people might look at it and think WHAT is she doing posting pics of a weedy patch!
In fact, it is proving to be my great joy after years of being here and weddingweedinweeding .. and the people before me doing the same.

There is not one _weed_ in that photo ... all the plants are local / indigenous and valued. Not 25 metres away (across the line to my neighbour's I can see how it used to be and I am so thrilled to have had the chance to be part of restoring this bit. Not a single thing has been replanted, it has all just come back on its own since the watsonias were removed.
I am about to replant Hakea carinata into there.
Ive pulled out over 100 dead ones within 60 metre radius, just stalks now, so am replanting to keep a succession going.
They are favourite food of the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, so a big incentive to get onto that job too now.
I now find that what I am calling might be Donkey Orchids, Leopard Orchids or even Bulldog Orchids.
I need help with IDs I'm afraid; I find myself avoiding that job ... even prefer to be weeding!
3 years ago.