Archived in: I’m in the Garden
This years theme: The Nutcracker Suite.
If only I could find the sugar plum fairy.
Perhaps I should ask the gnomes.
Archived in: I’m in the Garden
Archived: I’m in the Garden
We started the day by visiting a couple of nurseries.
This rose was perfect. (our son is a bush fire fighter)
Shortly after we returned home we received visitors into the garden
but they decided to go next door when they saw we were busy. 😉
I actually bought two Fire Fighter Red roses.
The other one we’ll give to our son.
We also bought this white climbing rose called Iceberg.
I took a few pics of new blooms and garden features.
Covid has slowed up a garden arch order from Western Australia. It could be months before it’s delivered so we bought a cheap one so we could continue our garden plans.
We took a rest at the end of the path to take more pics and imagine what else we could do.
I then checked if the gnomes were home…
…and if Mitzi was still hanging around.
Thanks for stopping by.
We hope to have another day in the garden soon.
Archived in: I’m in the Garden by Chrissy for Riverside Peace
Norm is connecting with the garden and adding his imagination and creations.
I’ve read that dark fences do not make gardens look smaller but rather enhance the garden. I think they’re right.
Do you see the additional Australian baby animals?
A view from the garden seat.
and a view from the bottom of the steps.
Last week we created a strawberry tower together and added a few local finds to the garden.
Norm is getting involved with his own additions.
It’s all looking good.
Do you remember Ringo’s tragic fall?
https://riversidepeace.com/2020/09/05/koala-rescue/ Well, he has a new home and a new function.
He seems intrigued by Anna the goanna.
Retirement finally. First week at home and the garden plots became a reality.
It’s an amazing transformation.
The broad beans were left in their boxes so as not to disturb the roots.
I’ll be having a serving of my favourite green vegetables soon.
Seedlings in the centre garden are starting well.
The transplanted spinach and lettuce have been sampled already this past week.
The brussel sprouts continue to thrive in their box and potatoes are growing well too.
While watering the garden pots and vegetable plots this morning, I noticed that many early Spring bloomers were sneaking though.
This Hibiscus is just 30cm high yet it’s covered in orange blooms. I can only imagine the spectacular picture it will make in a few years.
This shrub type of Australian Bottlebrush is just 20cm high yet it has it’s first flower plus at least 6 other buds.
Other low growing Australian natives are showing off their first.
Back ground shade bloomers. (the water lilies are fake)
I love these little pink clusters of flowers.
I don’t think this one is a native but pretty just the same.
These little red bells have been showing off for at least a month and they’re still blooming. I had to include them.
I don’t know yet when the Frangipani will spring to life but every other one I have seen in the neighbourhood are looking the same. There’s plenty of pansies looking their best and more bulbs are coming up in the mean time. The purple Iris is displaying evidence of what’s to come.
The lavender can’t miss out on the attention.
I need to google some of these bulbs. Many of the tags have faded or blown away with the August winds.
I’ll be sharing more next week. Thanks for stopping by our garden. If you can’t find me, I’ll probably be in the garden.
View from our back verandah. One plot down, two to go.
We transplanted the pot bound vegetables into plot number one. (counting right to left.. The brussel sprouts and extra broad beans will probably stay in the confines of the polystyrene boxes until they have finished for the season.
The morning sun has finally found the courtyard. Winter is almost over for 2020.
Looking back up the newly paved path and drain with the morning sun behind me.
Many thanks to our son Ken for his expertise and honed skills with drainage and landscaping. Thanks also for being a wonderful and caring son. KMAS Property Maintenance & Landscaping
Today we took advantage of the sun and no wind to mulch the front garden ready for Spring.
I love the blues we chose when we had the house painted back in December after we moved in.
Bulbs are coming up in the terracotta pots.
Seedlings I planted a few months ago are doing well.
The Freesias are in bloom too.
We also mulched the garden along the drive and planted white and purple alyssum seedlings.