Sunday, 23 August 2015

Everything is not all the same

Kumerahou buds
After checking baits and traps this morning we walked through the Hugh Crawford reserve to check our trail camera that we installed last week after a friend spotted a hole and tunnel in the ground that had been freshly worked. We now have three videos of a kiwi. Not downloaded yet. We will leave the camera a while longer to see what happens. Fantastic. We have been hearing Kiwi call most nights through July and August.

Clematis
Yes, definitely everything is not all the same. On our walk we noted that clematis, kowhai, mingimingi and alseuosmia are all blooming. The alseuosmia, some with pink flowers but most with green or white, are going crazy. It is the best bloom we have seen. Looking forward to a technology catch-up when I can blog its wonderful perfume that is saturating the bush.  http://techland.time.com/2012/10/17/new-app-sends-smells-via-iphone/ . Mairahou and kumerahou are budding up well too. Manuka has been flowering for a while in preperation for it's maximum bloom in November. Even mamaku looks happy with its koru. It will soon be summer.
I have said all this before in other years but every year is different. I do recommend a stroll through the Hugh Crawford right now just to smell the alseuosmia. If you don't know what to look for call in and ask. We will show you.

Clematis
Mamaku koru

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