New Zealand Flora

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  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    A whole new flora for you to explore! Where are you roughly? And what’s the temperature?

    1. Heyjude says:

      North Island about 2 hours south of Auckland on the Waikato coast. Gorgeous! Temp around 20 degrees but cloudy and rain today. A post scheduled over the weekend so you will see how beautiful it is here.

    1. Heyjude says:

      A lot of the flora looks very familiar. I suppose we are used to seeing many of these plants in our gardens nowadays. Apart from the pohutukawa tree!

      1. suej says:

        Yes, I think there is a distinct absence of pohukutawas!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not sure what they are or whether they are native! I have seen them in the UK too.

      1. They look like ones I have seen in Norway, so I doubt that they are native to New Zealand, but I don’t know that for sure.

  2. pommepal says:

    The flora is quite different in NZ, not so brash and brittle as Aussie natives. I used to live about 2 hours south of Auckland in the Waikato area. Such a lovely green landscape, lots of cows…

    1. Heyjude says:

      Where did you live PP? I am staying in Raglan on the coast – surrounded by those conical green hills and cows and the gorgeous aqua water!

      1. pommepal says:

        What a lovely place you are staying Jude I lived in Te Aroha in the 1970’s and Hamilton in the 1980’s. We often went to the beach at Raglan and Waihi when my children were younger, my daughter lives in Tauranga now, We are going to visit her in April.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Hoping to visit the gardens in Hamilton this week if the weather stays fine, a bit cloudy and rainy tonight but I hope it clears for tomorrow. It is a very beautiful, natural country.

        2. pommepal says:

          You must go to those gardens Jude you will enjoy them. Here is a sneak preview for you.http://pommepal.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/hamilton-gardens/

  3. restlessjo says:

    Now who’s going to be your expert? Come on, N-Zers- shout up! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well, I am relying on my son’s partner (who is a Kiwi) to inform me! I need to label these.

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