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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Part 3; Queen's Park during Carnival of Flowers

Next DH and I went to Queen's Park to have a look at the garden displays there. We would not be disappointed...

the last time DH and I toured this park, the monument was surrounded by scaffolding and restoration work was being undertaken...


Like a meadow filled with poppies...






A garden bed of herbs...





Ornamental kale plants




The tree below has 2 'collars' of perspex and I asked one of the gardeners whether this was because of possums. And it was...apparently the possum population in this city park has 'exploded'. The possums have been causing considerable damage to trees such as this cypress and in some cases endangering the life of the old trees. The possums also dig up and eat the seedlings of  the annuals that are planted for the displays. The park staff were given a permit to trap and relocate 20 of the estimated 60 possums which live in this one park.





The 4th part of our Carnival of Flowers day out will be about the station at Spring Bluff...a very special place :-)

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

What a beautiful park and stunning display of flowers. I love those ones in the bed behind the herb garden - the pink and red ones. Look forward to tomorrow's post. xoxox

shez said...

what beautiful gardens,thankyou for the tour Maria.xx

Becky said...

GORGEOUS FUN!!!!!

Maria said...

It was delightful going for a walk through the gardens with your DH and you...
Waht amazing colours. Love the Ornamental Kales...

Susan said...

Wow, simply stunning Maria. It's all so beautifully set out.
Thanks for sharing it with us :D)