Core_4: riordan/Basic_V0/Core, $stg_pt = , $ident = 10805

Core_46: Call load_info in Ld_input to load Cory_V0/Site.ndx
Core_48: $ndx_file has 63 entries
Core_75: Load Cory_V0/Albums/Curious/Folder.ndx
Core_162: $item = 2, $level = 1, $ent_id = 05, $wkg_item = 5
Core_213: Class = W Format = t, Including Format_defs.php
Curiosities/
Core_253: $image = , $img_pfx = corybas.com/, $act_pth = Albums/Curious/
Core_254: $image = , $img_pfx = corybas.com/, $act_pth = Albums/Curious/
Core_256: $format = t
$FDF['hdr'] = 1
$FDF['style'] = 1
$FDF['ftr'] = 1
$FDF['align_h'] = left
$FDF['align_v'] = top
$FDF['index'] = 0
$FDF['proc'] = Rnd_page.php
Core_257: $item = 2, $level = 1, WSE = 31, VSL = 16
Core_259: $incl_pth = Cory_V0/Albums/Curious/, $img_pth = corybas.com/Albums/Curious/, Temp_dir = , Fcb_dir = , Des_dir = , Hlp_dir = , Sys_dir = Basic_V0/, Home_dir = Cory_V0/, Utl_dir = , Is_local = 0, Sv_dsb = , Trusted = , Format = t
 
Core_318: $image = , $img_pfx = corybas.com/, $act_pth = Albums/Curious/
Core_319: $dvflg = , $item = 2, $level = 1, $format = t, $hdr = 1, $hdr_ht = 50, $style = 1
Core_320: Mnu_prc =
Core_321: Ftr = 1, Ftr_ht = 50
Core_322: Hdr_ht = 50, Body_ht = 650, Body_sp = , $body_sph = 640
Core_338: $format = t, $hdr = 1, $hdr_proc = Std_hdr.php, including Std_hdr.php
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Curiosities

Core_349: Error = , Including Basic_V0/Rnd_page.php
Rnd_P_71: Include Cory_V0/Albums/Curious/P_pedunculata_2.php, Home = , Ident = 10805

Pterostylus pedunculata colony

General view

The colony continued to flourish, but in about 2010 the almond tree (which had been almost killed by possums), began to lean alarmingly, and I reluctantly decided to have it removed. This meant that I had to remove the bricks, so the roots could be grubbed out, and then relay them. Before the work started I rescued as many bulbs as I could and parked them in an old washing up dish. Then the next summer I replanted the bulbs (of which there were hundreds) into every potential site I could find.

Pterostylus pedunculata colony

Another view

Now there are only two surviving colonies, and only one, which is a few meters north of the original spot, on the south side of a large and unfortunately very tired lemon tree, is flourishing, and has since grown from a few bulbs to 100 or more.

The microclimate is quite similar to that of the previous spot - well watered with only shaded sunlight, so it seems that this is what the plants need.


 
(Up to date photos to follow: 14/5/17.)
Core_361: Include Std_ftr.php
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