Late September in the gardens brings the beautiful blooms of the Magnolia hybrid "Apollo" [above] This is just one of the many magnolias bred in New Zealand by Taranaki nurseryman, Felix Jury. We also have another of his hybrids - Vulcan - which is a deep wine colour and flowers late August.
Below [left] is the New Zealand native clematis - Clematis paniculata or Puawhananga.
This flowering climber is often seen on the Rimutaka Hill Road at this time of the year.
Also making a splash in the garden is the old favourite - Chaenomeles japonica - or just commonly called "japonica" [photo below right]. This is the old-fashioned variety - red/pink in colour. Next to it is a white form of Magnolia Stellata or Star Magnolia.
60 Wilkie Street
[corner of Humphries & Wilkie Street]
41° 4' 37.28'' S,175° 26' 21.01'' E
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