Today is a little cooler, perhaps a top of 25cel. I noticed this morning that Vireya "Cara Mia" was flowering by the pond. One of my favorites. We've recently planted a mercardonia procumbens "Magic Carpet" it matches well with the yellow crocus and the warm colours of the Alstroemerias. These are such rewarding plants the flower for up to nine months of the year.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The garden is full of colour at the moment. The Clematis have their first flush of flowers and the Alstroemerias (princess Lillies ) are a delight flowering everywhere. It's storm season now and the garden requires a regular maintenance. So plenty to do, clearing, weeding, pruning, propagating, but most of all enjoying everything that's happening.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
We visited Holehird Gardens in the lake District close to Ambleside it's run by volunteers and boasts the national collection of Hydrangeas in the UK. A delightful place to visit. We came across the place by accident really. It doesn't seem to be widely advertised.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Thursday, June 21, 2012
If only this pram could talk. What an interesting tale it might tell. . A number of homes and owners no doubt Have you speculated on the history of some old objects when you see them? No doubt this little pram has given much joy to some little children. We've planted it up with Maidenhair and Violets. We are happy to give it a home in it's retirement Also pictured Camellia Reticulata "Susie O'neill" named I think after the famous Aussie swimmer. The large blooms on these plants certainly brighten our garden in the winter, also a shot of the beautiful town of Tumut NSW taken on a recent holiday. Please click on photo for a larger view.