Plant of the Month – Nov 2017


(Acacia nematophylla)

(Photos: E. Cousins, shrub in April, flowers in October; Cape Jervis)

We have been eyeing off this dainty acacia at Cape Jervis for a while now, and were pleased to have it identified recently by Martin O’Leary at the State Herbarium. The name is very descriptive, in that ‘nemato’ means thread-like, and ‘phyllon’ means leaf in Greek. The leaves are really phyllodes, about 2-4cm long, and REALLY narrow, at no more than 1.5mm. They are also hairless, grey-green, and fairly straight with a slightly hook at the tip. At about 11cm, the leathery brown seed pods are a lot longer than these short, thin leaves. Another identifier is the flower: the flower ball is always single, attached to the stem by a short little branch. Although the peak flower season is summer, this acacia does flower for most of the year. The specimens we have seen are only knee high yet, but it can grow to 2.5m. A nice small shrub for your garden??


Weed of the Month – Nov 2017


(Linum strictum)

(Photos: C. Schultz; weed growing with other plants; a stem; close-up of top flower head)

There are heaps of differences between the weedy Upright Yellow Flax and the Native Flax (Linum marginale). One is size: the weed is a good bit smaller, growing to shin high. Also, the Upright Yellow Flax is single stemmed, whereas the native flax branches out. As you can see in the photos above, the ‘yellow’ relates to the 5-petalled flowers clustered around the upper part of the stem, and bunched at the top. These are pollinated by insects. The flowers are less than 1cm across, so you can see this means from the middle photo that the leaves are spaced about half a centimeter apart, spaced alternately around the stem. You can also see it means the leaves are a lot longer than they are wide (up to 25mm long by no more than 5mm wide)! One thing you can’t see in the photo is that the leaves have minute teeth along their edges. You can though see a well-defined central vein. The leaves feel rough to the touch, while the whole plant is quite stiff and erect.

Vidmate for PC Download on Windows 10/8.1/7

A large portion of the circumstances while watching recordings on YouTube, individuals have however to download the recordings so they can watch them later without utilizing their web. In this way, for that sole reason, we have conveyed to you an uncommon application that will give you a chance to do only that here in the post titled “Vidmate for PC Download on Windows 10/8.1/7″. A large portion of the circumstances while watching recordings on YouTube, individuals have however to download the recordings so they can watch them later without utilizing their web. In this way, for that sole reason, we have conveyed to you an uncommon application that will give you a chance to do only that here in the post titled “Vidmate for PC Download on Windows 10/8.1/7″.
As you can figure by the name, we will concentrate on how you can download and introduce Vidmate for PC. The application will work splendidly no whatever PC you have; regardless of whether it is a Windows PC or an Apple Mac. With the utilization of this application, you can download YouTube recordings, as well as MP3 tunes and Movies.

There are different highlights too, however we will get into that later. We will demonstrate to you industry standards to download Vidmate for Windows and get it up and running on your PC. The highlights of the application are extraordinary and you will likewise find out about them.

Vidmate for PC Download:

We will download the application for a PC, so how about we discuss the advantages of utilizing the application on a PC. As all of you may have known at this point, Vidmate PC is basically utilized for watching and downloading motion pictures. What’s more, what better approach to watch recordings on a screen greater than your standard cell phone screen?

  • Application Name: Vidmate
  • Download Size 3.27 MB
  • Version v1.2.5
  • Features Downloading web recordings
  • Developers VMate Team
  • Most recent Update February 21, 2017

Be that as it may, there is a little obstacle in your method for utilizing Vidmate for PC. The application isn’t really accessible for the PC Platform. Along these lines, you need to swing to an Android emulator for offer assistance. What it does is it imitates the Android OS and gives you a chance to run Android applications on your PC.
There are numerous emulators in the market, yet the best one of them is the Nox App Player. It devours more RAM than others, yet that is absolutely justified regardless of the application and we are going to utilize it in our procedure. Here we go.

  • It is accessible for the two Windows and Mac, so the stage won’t make any difference.
  • After the download is finished, introduce it on your individual PCs and open it.
  • Download the Vidmate APK from the beneath connect.
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  • From that point forward, you need to move the APK document in the Nox App Player window.
  • This will introduce the application on your PC.
  • At that point you can download whatever video you like from a huge number of sites. You can even utilize
  • Vidmate to surf sites and web-based social networking destinations like Facebook and Instagram.

Vidmate PC Features:

An application that could download recordings from YouTube and any webpage that has recordings can be a genuine fortune when you jump at the chance to stack up awesome recordings on your PC. What’s more, Vidmate for PC does that activity extremely well. You should be anxious to know the highlights of the application. In this way, how about we get it on and over with.

  • Vidmate for PC gives you a chance to stream and download recordings from video gushing locales like YouTube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion among a ton of different sites.
  • You can download your preferred video in the determination from 144p and going as far as possible up to 4K in a portion of the recordings.
  • On the off chance that you need just the sound of a few recordings, at that point it is absolutely conceivable with Vidmate for Windows.
  • This application can be utilized on basically any site as long the site has recordings.
  • You can even download Movies from the application, which you will discover on the landing page.
  • In light of the recordings that you have observed before, Vidmate for PC shows recommendations of comparable recordings.
  • There is a segment in the application that demonstrates to you the most famous sites from where you can download recordings.
  • You can even download numerous recordings and music at the same time.

These were the highlights of Vidmate for PC. What’s more, if this doesn’t get all of you provoked up, at that point I don’t realize what will. Simply try the application out and you will fall head over foot sole areas for it.

This conveys us to the finish of the article. We trust that you have comprehended all that we have talked about in vidmate for windows 10.

Carolyn’s Corner – Oct 2017

Endangered plant success!

Photos: E. Cousins, Orobanche flower; C. Schultz, Senecio + Orobanche together in one pot.Note the fine white roots of the host plant filling the pot, and the short fat yellowish roots of Orobanche.

Back from the brink of local extinction? …Perhaps a little dramatic, but a very positive sign for the parasitic plant Orobanche cernua var. australiana (Australian broomrape). SA Seedbank’s website says that the only place it grows in the “Southern Lofty” area is Cape Jervis, with only 15 plants recorded. You may remember from our December 2017 Plant of the Month that we found 100s of plants and collected some seed. This year Liz and I both tried germinating Orobanche seed along with its preferred host Senecio odoratus. Imagine my surprise when, sorting Liz’s excess Senecio seedlings for the COOTS September planting at Land’s End, I found an Orobanche poking its asparagus-like head through the potting mix. Only the one so far and it has been carefully planted on one of the sand dunes at the COOTS site, along with another 4 Senecio seedlings that all have Orobanche seed with them. Fingers crossed that more Orobanche plants germinate, including the ones we planted in June at our coastal display garden near the ferry terminal, and several other locations on our site.

Weed of the month – Oct 2017


(Senecio vulgaris)

(Photos: E.Cousins; weed growing with other weeds; a stem; close-up of flower head)

Senecios come in many forms … from the rare and unusual to the very common, and from trees through to small weedy herbs such as this one. This groundsel grows to about knee high, with clusters of flower heads at the end of the stems. The individual flowers are only about 1cm long, and don’t seem to open properly, probably because of all those bracts surrounding the petals! Only a millimetre or two of the yellow petals show at the top. There are 15 bracts or more, each tipped with black as can be seen in the 3rd photo above. There are also lots of little bracts at the base of the flower head, again edged in black. Eventually the flower head produces a fluffy white ball, with the seed on the inside of the ball, waiting to be blown away like dandelion seed. Although this weed is found along our coastlines and in our national parks, it is more common in urban areas, or disturbed sites.

Plant of the month – Oct 2017


(Atriplex vesicaria)

(Photos: C. Schultz, sprawling bushes in the foreground; close up of leaves and male flowers)

As their name suggests, saltbushes have a high salt content. They can survive in harsh saline environments. Their ability to survive in a variety of conditions has lead to their becoming part of the diet of many animals…including lamb! Sheep and cattle will graze bladder saltbush readily. This small shrub will grow less than 1 metre tall, but can sprawl. The leaves are quite fleshy unless growing conditions are dry, when leaves might be shed. The grey-green appearance of the oval-shaped, short stemmed leaves is often a give-away for this (and other) saltbushes; leaf margins can be wavy. When you go looking for this one, you will need to look for two versions: the male and the female! The bushes are the same, but the flowers are different. Look for slender but dense spikes of tiny flowers on the newest branches of the male; on the female form, the flowers look more leaf-like, and are about 5mm across.

How to Install Whatsapp for PC Using Android Emulator

all people are in a regular want of being linked to their pals and family even though our time is constrained because of the quantity of labor we’ve every day. way to the massive range of immediately messaging programs that are to be had available on the market we have the opportunity to hold in touch with all our close ones without an excessive amount of attempt. And which is the most 9aaf3f374c58e8c9dcdd1ebf10256fa5 app available on the market? Many might say WhatsApp, particularly now, while there’s the opportunity of the usage of WhatsApp for laptop.

The fact is this texting software became extremely well-wellfamous, not handiest due to the fact it can be used from each Smartphones and computers, however also way to the brilliant characteristics that it has to provide.

but, the fact that we can use immediate messaging apps on computer is a massive plus in relation to immediately messaging applications since it brings more benefits that having to take advantage of the cellular gadgets all the time. not handiest that we can protect the battery of our Smartphones, however communicating via text messages will become less difficult while we use a laptop.

At this second, there’s a large range of folks that already gave up their cell telephones in choose to their computer systems in terms of instant messaging, but, assuming that a lot of you are still learners and shortage facts concerning

how to do it, right here is precisely what you have to do:

Use a Supportive software program and Run WhatsApp on laptop

WhatsApp-desktop-patron-587×440-35ed4b65a3db69dbThe first data you have to take in consideration before downloading WhatsApp or every other app to your computer, is that the complete manner is viable thru an Android emulator software program. The software lets in you not simplest to run this on the spot messaging utility, however additionally to use many other Android apps and video games in your laptop.

with reference to select an Android emulator, you need to recognise that Bluestacks seems to be the most used, being considered the great. but, there are individuals who chose other packages, which includes YouWave or Android SDK. however, even though you have got multiple choice, it seems recommended to pick out BlueStacks not best because it’s miles taken into consideration to be the pleasant Android emulator, however also because it could be downloaded free of fee.

therefore, as soon as you decided to use WhatsApp for home windows or Mac, you can hastily and without any difficulty get Bluestacks App participant so as to begin walking no longer simplest the texting app you preference, however also different Android applications which you are fascinated it. Download whatsapp for pc

download WhatsApp in 5 smooth Steps and use it on computer:

once you delivered the Android experience on your laptop via Bluestacks, you could start downloading the immediate messaging app, just by way of following five clean steps efficaciously:

Step 1: when you downloaded and mounted the Android emulator, you need to download WhatsApps APK document.

Step 2: Double click on on Downloaded WhatsApp APK file and the software will start to installation.

Step 3: As quickly as step 2 has been finished, you ought to visit BlueStacks and open WhatsApp. The icon you are searching out can be without problems seen in My Apps.

Step 4: take delivery of terms and situations and type your mobile variety in the subject.

Step five: you’ll get hold of a verification code thru SMS or voice call. After anticipating 2 minutes, you must enter the code in order to finish the download.

a way to Configure WhatsApp for pc computer:

when you completed downloading , you need to begin to configure the utility so that you can start communicating along with your near ones. consequently, so that you can be capable of start texting from your computer, you should soak up attention the subsequent steps, if you want to let you end configuring the app:

Step 1: start by using deciding on your usa from the list and input your u . s . code and speak to variety.

Step 2: A message with a digit code for verification will be sent on your quantity, and all you ought to do is to kind the code in the case that you’ll see for your display screen.

Step three: At this moment you can start modifying your info, on the grounds that WhatsApp is prepared with a view to use on the pc.

#update: i’m satisfied to reveal that Whatsapp has ultimately released an legit net client for computer. Head over to our article to examine step-by way of-step the way to set up Whatsapp on your computer.

upload Your Contacts to WhatsApp:

As you probable recognize in case you already use this texting app to your mobile device, the contact listing is added robotically. alas, if you made a decision to apply WhatsApp on home windows or Mac, this isn’t viable, and you need to add your contacts manually. So, here is what you have to do:

Step 1: click on on the left aspect option button

Step 2: A menu will appear, and also you ought to pick out the fourth choice and then, the second.

Step 3: Your contact list may be shown, and also you have to click on upload new touch.

Step four: refill the touch info (name, wide variety) and your touch is introduced.

as soon as the whole thing written above is efficiently completed, you’re prepared to begin the use of WhatsApp for laptop a good way to communicate with all your buddies who’re already communicating via this utility. experience it, oldsters!

Carolyn’s Corner – Sept 2017

Return of the pretties! Since the group started in 2012, our aim has been to re-plant the small pretty plants not just gums, she-oaks and wattles. Our June tree planting weekend is in reality shrub, grass and herb planting. Herbs are non-woody plants and many of the local herbaceous “small pretties” are summer dormant which means they die down after flowering and setting seed. Planting these ‘herbs’ is a challenge because they have a short growing season and therefore they are very susceptible to snails and slugs. Annual herbs such as Senecio pinnatifolius must be planted in the season they are grown, but summer dormant perennials such as satin everlasting (Helichrysum leucopsideum) can be allowed to die back in pots and planted out in the following year. We hedged our bets this year with satin everlasting and planted some in August and will let others dry out it their pots till 2018. Thanks to SA seedbank for the hint to collect satin everlasting seed before they mature and leave them in a paper bag to after-ripen. Look out for these and other pretties on the nature trail on Flinders Drive and on the lower loop near the Ferry Terminal.

Photos (C. Schultz): Satin everlasting (Helichrysum leucopsideum); August planting of satin everlastings and other small pretties; pink bindweed (Convolvulus  angustissimus).

Plant of the Month – Sept 2017


(Drosera macrantha)

(Photos: E. Cousins, Cape Jervis; growth habit, single flower)

Macrantha comes from the Greek ‘macros’ for large and ‘anthos’ for flower, but the ‘large flowers’ here have 5 petals each only 10mm long! However, among the varieties of sundews growing at Cape Jervis, these are pretty large! There are normally only a couple of flowers per plant, clustered on the top of the long, twining stems. In the first picture, they aren’t flowers you can see along the stem, but the leaves! These leaves are cup-shaped, and placed opposite each other. They are covered in fine, soft hairs, with a fringe of longer hairs around the rim of the cup. Sundews are insectivorous; they attract and devour insects using a gooey substance that is exuded by the hairs. This goo glistens, hence ‘drosera’, for dewy!

Weed of the Month- Sept 2017


(Stellaria media)

(Photos: E.Cousins; chickweed growing with other weeds; close-up of one stem)

Chickweed grows in a wide variety of soil types and habitats. It definitely prefers cool, moist conditions so is mostly seen as a winter annual. The slender branched stems intertwine to produce a large mat of foliage, from 5-50 cm tall. The bright green plant is distinguishable by a line of fine hairs on one side of the stems only, between nodes. Leaves are oval in shape, with pointed tips. Lower leaves have no stalk (sessile) but upper ones do (petiolate). The small white flowers are star-shaped (as stellaria would suggest) with 5 petals, each just 3-4mm long. These grow from the tip of the plant, or from joints along the stem.
This weed can be used as a cooling herbal remedy, to ease itchy skin. It is also grown as a food for humans and poultry because of its nutritional value. The plant does contain toxins called saponins, which are poorly absorbed by humans and break down if thoroughly cooked; however they can be harmful to some creatures or if consumed in large quantities. Plants can normally be removed easily after rain by hand-pulling…then maybe feed it to your chickens!