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Offline Rena

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Rain lilies
« on: December 16, 2014, 10:10:52 AM »
These are usually a sure sign that rain is on the way - but not this time :( :(
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Re: Rain lilies
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 00:34:40 AM »
Ah! the Habranthus robustus what a lovely summer lily it is.

Mine has not shown its nose yet .... but I wish I could send you some of our rain ...I'm getting web feet.

Only one dry day in a fortnight last Sunday ..... today it is overcast and windy totally ruined the Jaccaranda blooms.
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Re: Rain lilies
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 12:03:18 PM »
OMW Abby, I wish we could  trade half-half with the weather - we need the rain and you need the sun ;D
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Re: Rain lilies
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 12:03:18 PM »
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Re: Rain lilies
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 23:08:33 PM »
There are areas of Australia that are complaining of drought also and they actually put us on water restrictions a about a month ago and it has not stopped raining here since ... mozzies everywhere .... I'll see if I can catch a few of these pesky creatures and send them to you  ;)

The low 20C temps do not help but guess I'll complain when it heats up.
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Re: Rain lilies
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 19:06:35 PM »
No no no - please keep the mozzies - we have enough of them - and none of the electronic gadgets that are supposed to keep them away seem to work....
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Re: Rain lilies
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 00:37:18 AM »
The Zap ones work if they land on it  :o

Also indoors mozzie heat pads seem to work

When outside if I stand next to my neighbour works too
...they seem to prefer her  :)

Perhaps if you put up some Mozzie signs

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Re: Rain lilies
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 09:11:24 AM »
Problem is that the smell  of the heat pads etc drives me away as well........

Someone suggested yesterday that you rub some vicks onto your "exposed parts" when going outside........now that smell drives me even further away :o 
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Re: Rain lilies
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2014, 15:06:02 PM »
I ordered myself a couple of bracelets of the internet ... be interesting to see if they work.
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