Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 2014

Beautiful daffodil August

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Australian Native Garden 2 Years On

I am very happy with the growth of the front garden two years on. It's time now to get the back garden underway.  It is a bit of a monstrosity at the moment, too much old cracked concrete and way too much lawn. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lazy summer lunches in the garden

We are enjoying our new native garden especially with some lazy Sunday lunches.


Friday, January 06, 2012

Night time views of the fernery

Night time shots of the fernery area. It's coming along well. Can you see the night time stalking brolga? I just love him.I can't wait to start on the final part of the house block, the back area which is ugly, cracked concrete and sheds. All must go and I plan to continue this fern theme combined with the native garden theme from the front. Just got to keep saving!

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Summer in the emerging garden

The garden is now nearly 9 months old and is starting to establish itself well. We lost a few little native plants due to the high rainfall we had in spring. The banksias and acacias are doing extremely well and the correas have also grown significantly. Can you spot Neptune, our ragdoll peeking over a rock?

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New Water feature: the toucan

The fernery area is coming along well and the red wall looks fabulous now that Alan has given it a second coat of paint. I bought a little toucan water feature the other day just to add a bit of interest to the area. Tuna, our cat, wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first but now saunters around it confidently. This area is lovely to relax in by reading a book or having a drink with the neighbours.

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Kangaroo Paws

I love Kangarro Paws and these are two types I have in the garden, they are Bush Gold and Bush Inferno. I noticed a new variety up at the local nursery the other day so I might go up today and buy one. Our soil is full of clay so they don't do as well as they would in well drained soil but they are managing okay. Birds love them, so if you want to attract birds to your garden, these are a good investment.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Native Garden out the Front - Winter 2011

Well, here it is the end of July (midwinter) and there is some colour in the garden. I can't wait until spring when everything should take off. The garden was planted out at Easter time. Here there are photos of Kangaroo Paws, Correa Bells, Inca Golds and Yellow Devils. The weekend was glorious, no rain, only sunshine and two mild days. I could actually sit out in the garden and enjoy it.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Winter Garden - July 2011

Okay, here we are in the midst of winter, a frosty one at that and the garden isn't doing much. Please spring be here soon. We have had five frosty mornings so far this winter, that's three more than last year. The native plants don't seem to mind though.

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Mulch on and plants in.

So, the mulch is on, the plants are in, along with some yellow decorative pots. Now we just have to wait for spring for some growth factor!

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