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How did this prickly pear (Opuntia stricta) get up here? The beautiful flowers that cacti produce are pollinated by insects, birds, and bats. After pollination, flowers develop into fruit which contain seeds (think dragon fruit). These fruit are eaten by birds and other animals who disperse seed with their scat. #pricklypear #cactus #opuntiastricta #opuntia #succulent #outback #Australia #pest
How did this prickly pear (Opuntia stricta) get up here? The beautiful flowers that cacti produce are pollinated by insects, birds, and bats. After pollination, flowers develop into fruit which contain seeds (think dragon fruit). These fruit are eaten by birds and other animals who disperse seed with their scat. #pricklypear  #cactus  #opuntiastricta  #opuntia  #succulent  #outback  #Australia  #pest 
A close up of my Hindu Rope Plant (Hoya compacta) when I first got it. It’s been outside in a hanging basket for the last 14 months. It’s not enjoying the harsh sun at the moment so I’m thinking of repotting it and bringing it indoors. I’d love to know if others have found it survives (and thrives) indoors. #ropeplant #hoyacompacta #hoya #hinduropeplant #succulent #foilage #mygarden #urbanjungle #botanical #houseplants
A female red-backed fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus) at the Oxley Creek Common #OxleyCreekCommon #birding #birdwatching #fairywren #bird #exploring #brisbane #greatoutdoors #abcmyphoto #Malurus #Malurusmelanocephalus #redbackedfairywren
My donkey’s tail, a cutting gifted by my sister is thriving. Not great to photograph unfortunately. #donkeystail #succulent #propagate #Sedummorganianum #sedum
Our frangipani is in flower for the first time! #frangipani #spring #plumeria #tropicalplants #tropicalflowers #brisbane #flowers
A Green Longed Legged fly (Austrosciapus connexus), a member of Family Dolichopodidae, on a Monstera deliciosa leaf
#greenlongleggedfly #Austrosciapusconnexus #chrysosomaleucopogon #australianinsects #macro #insect #fly #brisbaneinsects #Monsteradeliciosa #monstera
My Christmas cactus/Easter cactus (Hatiora gaertneri) in flower. #christmascactus #christmascactusblooming  #hatioragaertneri #red #mygarden #gardenlove #flower #succulent #cactus
My Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' is in flower. #sedum #sedumrupestre #succulents #mygarden #gardenlove #green #yellow #flower
There are lots of skinks out and about in the garden at the moment (family Scincidae. Genus lampropholis I think). #skink #reptile #scincidae #lampropholis #native #wildlife #mygarden #gardenlove #urbangarden
Some of the pretty flowers I received last week from my lovely work colleagues. Their pastel colours fit quite well alongside my handmade ceramic foal made by a very talented friend. #roses #flowers #gerberas #vignette #bedroom #bedsidetable #crystal #clay #pottery #horse #foal #handmade
A new leaf emerging from my Colocasia esculenta #Elephantear #taro #taroplant #colocasia #taroroot #tropicalplant #mygarden #purple #Colocasiaesculenta #newleaf