Friday, 31 October 2014


These pretty little native shrubs are flowering in the garden at the moment.  The botanical name is Leptospermum Scoparium and is native to New Zealand and parts of Australia where it is commonly called "tea tree."

The honey that the bees make from the flowers has many medicinal qualities and is a cure all for lots of problems.  Oil is distilled from the leaves and is a powerful natural antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic.

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  1. Lovely colors and flowers.. Always nice to keep the bees happy. Beautiful images.. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I swear by tea tree oil Jocee, so good for lots of infections. I am noticing more of Manuka honey products around now too. Tea tree grows around here too in Wongan Hills.

  3. Thanks for teaching me a new plant...pretty little thing! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. Very pretty! I especially like the pink ones.

  5. Wonderful shots and I love the manuka honey!
    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos, hope to see your work there again this week!


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