Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The golden Broom covered hills of the Conway river valley near Kaikoura.
In the Springtime and early Summer these Hills are glowing with golden Broom flowers.
Broom is a weed plant in new Zealand it grows everywhere and seeds in profusion covering whole hillsides for miles. it is very pretty to drive through and there is a strong perfume too. Broom is marginally better than Gorse which also has pretty yellow flowers, but also has nasty thorns, Broom doesn't have any thorns and Sheep will eat it a little,