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Sussanah

I live at the base of Mt Gravatt mountain in Brisbane. Part of Toohey Forest . A native habitat of flora & fauna. My garden is my peace. View is too.

Ficus lyrata

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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Sussanah

#ficuslyrata #fig #figfruit #fiddleleaffig

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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Sussanah

#fiddleleaffig #fig #largetree #ficuslyrata

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gauravsh6

Lovely Foliage

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Sussanah

@gauravsh6 until they die and turn brown. They look like a fiddle funny enough 🤓. Slide left to see other pics of this tree and the mess they make.

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brightcolours

#ficus #foliage

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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Sussanah

#figs #figleaf #fiddleleaf #ficus

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Sussanah

You can just see fig fruit @Shephes

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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Sussanah

Messy crunchy fiddle leaves.

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brightcolours

#fiddleleaffig #leaves

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Sussanah

@Shephes

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Sussanah

Fiddle leaf figs named due to their brown fiddle shaped fallen leaves. Very messy

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brightcolours

#fiddleleaffig

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deekay

Great mulch...good 'value' in each leaf. Maybe crushed up into small particles ?

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Sussanah

@deekay unfortunately they don't break down quickly enough for my mum and dads suburban yard. I've mowed them and raked into a pile and before it can even start to turn to mulch the wind blows it all over the lawn again. At my place I would leave them in a corner to rot slowly but Dad likes the more manicured look. I can't mow anymore so mum gets a chap in. Must tell him to get leaves next time. Haven't mowed for months. No rain. No need. 🍃👍🏻

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deekay

Yeah, I hear you. The leaves are a blight on the landscape to neat gardeners.

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Sussanah

@Shephes

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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Sussanah

Large crispy brown leaves in the shape of a fiddle. The figs attract birds and possums. Very messy tree.

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brightcolours

#fiddleleaffig #fig #ficus

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Sussanah

@Shephes

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Shephes

Scary thought - That's a big one. Does it fruit? Didn't know that. Mine is staying in the pot as Blue Mountains is not a natural environment for this fussy plant.

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Sussanah

@Shephes this one is prob 40 years old but I've known it this big for at least 20. It's at my parents 5 mins away. Yep don't plant it in the ground. Unless you have acreage. Lots of fig fruit. Once it flowers you might see fruit.

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Shephes

Good to know. Potted (caged) fig it stays. All that stands to reason. I have seen different ficus go crazy. Amazing they are sold as potted. If it survives the cold at my house. Last winter was an effort

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Sussanah

@Shephes jealous. I am melting today. Just to go outside under house the air is so thick I can't breathe.

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Shephes

Hmmm but not today. Temp topped between 40-45. Now lovely cool change

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Sussanah

@Shephes

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Shephes

Ha ha. You don’t sound a fan. Thanks for the photos. I will see how I go as indoor

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Sussanah

@Shephes only coz I had to collect them. Mow over. Then bin it. They don’t have compost. Besides they don’t break down for a long time

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