by it's a beautiful place
Hakea is a lovely Australian native shrub. The prickly leaves offer wonderful protection for little birds.
I discovered a path lined with Hakeas today. It is the first time I’ve managed to have a really good look at this plant. The seed pods are great.
Hakea grow well from seed, so collect now & plant in a seed-raising mix with a bit of vermiculite. They will germinate in two to three months.
One of the images shows two minuscule insect eggs. Whatever they are, they have hatched. I love finding treasures like this.
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24th January 2014 – Apparently the close-up of the spent flowers in a line is actually Kunzea ambigua, not a Hakea.