Recently, I was rather excited to find that one of my Grass Trees or Xanthorrhoea‘s had developed a flower spike.
The reason for the excitement was that I had waited some 14 years for this to happen, having nurtured these slow growing plants from seed.
Now that the flowers are opening on this spectacular 3m (about 3 yards) long flower spike, the pollinators have arrived in their droves!
The bees are working overtime to get as much nectar as they can, whilst the Silvereyes are also working their way up, down and around, flapping the bees out of their way, getting their own sugar fix!
I have counted 6 of these small birds on the flower spike at once, but mostly they are there in twos and threes. It is a very busy part of the garden at the moment.
It is a long way off yet, but I hope that eventually I will get some seeds from this spike and I can start growing more of these beautiful plants.
I have had considerable pleasure in watching these birds and managed to get some photos to share. For those of you who specifically enjoy birds, I hope you will especially like these images.