National Wattle Day

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Today is National Wattle Day - the first day of Spring.

And for those who may not be aware, the Wattle is Australia's national floral emblem and it appears on our Coat of Arms. 

Whilst I am a fan of wattle - it looks so cheerful and happy at the end of winter - my husband can't stand it as it gives him hayfever (it has a very distinct smell).  So he won't be celebrating Wattle Day!!

Wattles by Valarie Alice Crawford


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  1. Oh, and I've just written a blog about the fall :-) September 21 begins here in the Netherlands autumn. What funny, those differences!

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    1. Enjoy the autumn, I am sure it is very beautiful at this time of the year in the Netherlands:))

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  2. I love Wattle I like the colour and the tree form and shape but I share your husbands problem and can't have it growing in my garden, that makes me sad.
    Merle....

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    1. Dear husband is suffering quite badly at the moment and looking forward to some warmer weather that will make him feel a bit better.

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  3. Thanks for the glimpse of your spring!

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    1. Glad to share some of our spring weather!

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  4. I love wattle - so bright and cheerful! :)
    How unfortunate to have an allergy to it though! :(

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  5. Jo I am so embarrassed to say I didn't know it was our national floral emblem :)
    I love it too. In Sydney they seem to come out a lot earlier than spring though:)

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    1. Don't be, you wouldn't be alone;))) we have different varieties here, some have already flowered, whilst others are other starting. I think I read that there is 1000 different varieties of wattle, yours probably is better suited to the warmer climate.

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