March 26, 2010. I heard that familiar scritchy call and there it was, as usual, in the Grevillea. Orioles love this plant, and Melianthus too, which is not blooming yet.
Grevillea Long John is a big rangy plant, but it can be hedged nicely with quarterly pruning. I like mine to be natural and it is a large shrub or small tree with narrow leaves a bit like pine needles. It blooms almost year round and is popular with hummingbirds too who always nest in it.