Daily Archives: April 15, 2012

Yes, but what is this?

Here is something I photographed in our garden today. This season I have seen lots more of these and curiosity got the better of me.

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I’ll post the answer tomorrow plus some other interesting photos…..

In the meantime you might also enjoy these pretty seed pods that have appeared on the New Zealand native Fuchsia procumbens which I posted on when it flowered.

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There was an interesting piece of information in our newspaper this weekend about the native Kotukutuku (Fuchsia excorticate) which along with the F. procumbens is one of New Zealand’s three native fuchsias. Only one other fuchsia species is native to another part of the world other than South or Central America. Around 100 species originate from those parts of the American continent mass. It feels special that we have three that are unique to our lovely country.

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