Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The rest of my walk ....

Bearded Irises

Smoke Bush (Cotinus - Grace)

Cistus (Rock Rose)

The second of our new Rhododendrons.

Sweet Peas

Self-sown (but transplanted) Calendula

Eremophila Nivea, which has been flowering for weeks

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... yes, they are delicious! (Not as sweet as yours, Frankie.)

Violas and Jasmine

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

My Turn...

Richard had his photographic stroll around the garden the other day, so yesterday it was my turn. It's almost a case of colour-overload at the moment. There is colour everywhere.
I have begun calling it the 'Charles Darwin Garden', ie. the Survival of the Fittest. You look at a plant one day and cannot find it the next because it has been swamped by something else. Such has been the result of the best season in years with regular good falls of rain.
Centranthus/Valerian, Silver Cineraria

African Daisy, Curry Plant, Purple Native Hibiscus (Algoyne), Yellow Daisy.


Mauve Lavatera, Yellow Daisy.

Yellow Daisy, Convolvulus

Convolvulus, Roses, Silver Pyrethrum

The cherries are a-coming. Should be a great crop if the weather and the birds are kind.

Centranthus, Gazanias

Centranthus, Gazanias, Wormwood

Silver Pyrethrum, Purple Hop Bush (Dodona)


Wormwood, Gazanias

Centranthus, Californian Poppies, Yellow African Daisies.

Californian Poppies, Bronze Fennel

Bronze Fennel, Nigella

Lime green Euphorbia, Centranthus, Miscanthus Sinensus (grass)

Yes, I realise that many of the same flowers appear in several photos, although from different areas of the garden. I think I got a bit light-headed with all the colour and just kept clicking away. Perhaps I should post the next lot as black and white?

Saturday, November 06, 2010

.... and still they come!

A few more of Richard's photos from when he took his camera for a walk around the garden.
Eriginon (Seaside Daisy)


The Bridal Veil Broom (centre) has been spectacular this year, flowering for weeks.

Cercis Forest Pansy, and Pittosporum

Alogoyne (Native Hibiscus)

Cornus (Dogwood) - it's meant to be white but the flowers are actually more green than white.


Yellow climbing roses and white Icebergs. (I'm sorry that I either never knew or have forgotten the names of most of the roses.)


Acanthus (Oyster Plant)

We bought 5 rhododenrons this year. Three didn't flower but have put on masses of new growth, but this very dark purple one is a beauty, and a red one is just beginning to flower.

Driveway littered with male cherry flowers.

Cotinus (Smoke Bush) grows nearly two metres in a season....I'm sure I could see it growing if I tried.

View down the length of the deck (74sq metres). At the far end is where most of our propogation is carried out. It's not the tidiest of areas, but what 'nursery' is?

Down the back steps to the garden and courtyard.

From the deck.