Hackfalls Arboretum – Tiniroto, Gisborne NZ

Monday, 2012 February 13

Rhaphithamnus spinosus

Filed under: Rhaphithamnus spinosus,The Ridge — Dick Bos @ 2:07 pm

Let’s have a look at the Rhaphithamnus spinosus 1997 059 today…..

Rhaphithamnus spinosus at Hackfalls Arboretum, Tiniroto, Gisborne NZ

The shrub was rather badly damaged (by the snow?). I took out most of the dead branches. The shape is still a little bit strange. It is a prickly shrub. And I’ll try to grow some cuttings of it.
We missed the flowers , but now it has these nice blue berries.

Rhaphithamnus spinosus at Hackfalls Arboretum, Tiniroto, Gisborne NZ

And yes, we’re in H7 already! We’re slowly moving on! We have been cleaning large parts of the eastern side of the Ridge paddock now, nearly down to Lake Karangate on some places, and at least down to the southern (red) track.
We did much of the hill with Pinus devoniana and P. montezumae, the Mexican pines. Even cleared a bit of the little track that goes along the hill…… Kees has been mowing for hours again. And I tried to collect dead branches, and removed many dead and low branches of the trees. It’s all looking quite nice and tidy again, this area.

Hackfalls Arboretum, Tiniroto, Gisborne NZ

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