Saturday, November 29, 2008

This Weekend in the Garden

The Spring flush of flowers has passed but there's still quite a bit of colour in the garden. We've had at least our November average rainfall, so hopefully the colour will continue for a while yet.
Carpet rose

Under the cherry tree.

Smoke bush flowers

Japanese Maple

Calendula, alyssum, and ivy geraniums

Front garden

White iceberg roses

Blue tongued lizard finding warmth in the compost heap.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Open Gardens at Burra, NSW

A tree too interesting to bypass. Goodness knows its age, but it had evidently been struck by lightning and dead for many years.

Five gardens were open to the public over a weekend earlier this month.

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Long closed, the Burra Primary School....

..... and outhouse.

Beautiful irises. Too many to take in - and too many on sale to resist!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

'Foxglove Spires', Central Tilba, NSW

On the New South Wales south coast is the enchanting Foxglove Spires Gardens at Tilba Tilba.
In 1984, Peter and Sue Southam purchased a 3.5 acre sheep paddock, which contained a 100 year old house and two massive Norfolk Island Pines.
With the addition of another 3 acres in 1999, these gardens are now a constant delight and open to the public all year round.