Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Colour.

This is one of the grafted Eucalypts that we have planted in our garden. It gives a nice splash of seasonal colour with the red and green. This is the first good flush of flowers we've had on this tree, last year the possums nibbled the new buds. One of the parents is E. ficifolia a red flowering Western Australian species and it's grafted on to rootstock of E. phytocarpa which has the common name " Swamp bloodwood" this is able to tolerate our more wet and humid summers. They are not cheap to buy, but certainly worth it for the beautiful colour they bring to the garden, plus they attract the native birds. For any fellow bloggers dropping by we wish you a joyful Christmas and happiness and health for the coming year. God Bless.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Neighbours become good friends

Sometimes as you browse through the garden at night you come across special little happenings that send you scurrying for your camera. I didn't know until tonight that they were sharing acommodation. So we were pleasantly surprised to be greeted with this sight.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


There is something nice about two different species of frog being neighbours in adjacent pots. I was fortunate to be able to take a snap of them as they popped their heads out the other night. The first shot has a Green tree frog in the lower pot and an Emerald Spotted tree frog in the one above. The second shot is two Green tree frogs, I'm not sure if they are an item and live in the same pot or not. It's quite fascinating to watch the little Eastern Sedge frogs making their calls, they are in full chorus tonight after a storm today. I once again apologise for being irregular with my posts. We have been regular visitors to Tamborine Mountain ( an hours drive south of Brisbane) for a number of years now. We've always loved the place and we've finally bought a little place to share with the family and friends. As you can imagine it's kept us pretty busy over the last few months. I will post some shots of Tamborine soon.