Northern Rivers newsletter - May 2018

Northern Rivers newsletter - May 2018

The Red Gum that provided the photo of the flowers in the last issue has not obliged with anymore to date. However, there are a couple of others that are now flowering. Just to remind any newbies, Red Gum has excellent pollen, often making up the lack in Grey Ironbark in years they flower concurrently. The Ironbark should start flowering fairly soon.

Northern Rivers newsletter - April 2018

Northern Rivers newsletter - April 2018

Yesterday, (I am writing at the beginning of the month), I noticed a few flowers on a Red Gum. In the past May has been the earliest I have seen it flowering, which is when I expected it to start performing this year. It did so two seasons ago. It is one of those trees that have an enormous range as to when it will set bud and flower. In some years the first flowers might not appear until August (or later in higher country).