It was a lovely sunny winter’s day so I went for a drive to the Royal Botanic Gardens.
I had enough money in my pocket for an hour and a half in the parking meter, so I could only wander around one small corner of the Gardens. Even so I think I got enough for a couple of posts.
The first place I focused on was one of the fern gullies. Here the sun was only just shining through.
Then I saw a uniquely Aussie tree. It is the Grass Tree. For information about this family click on this link.
When we were kids we lived in the bush and there were plants called yakka. The picture below is of one like ours, and they didn’t form a trunk. But one thing was well known; they were almost impossible to dig out of the ground and it was very, very hard work. In Australian slang ‘hard yakka’ means extremely hard tough physical work. One of the leading brands of work wear is “Yakka”.
All members of this family produce a tall spear with thousands of tiny flowers. These are full of honey and are delightful to suck on.
I’ll show you more of the Botanic Gardens later.