13 September 2013

Greenhoods and Cymbidiums

 These tiny green-hood orchids are indigenous to our area and  reside under native and exotic plants in my front garden. They have been there for 40 years.
 Pterostylis nana - dwarf green-hood
 Pterostylis pedunculata  - maroon hood
 These cymbidium orchids I grow in pots
 these are in dappled light under bottle brush and meleluca
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Last Visit to the Victorian Garden

A mixture of indigenous and exotic flora forms a pleasing vista 
 Lovely distant views are a feature
 Influences from mediterranean gardens
Planted by former owners in the 1970s the little birds just love these generous flowers  
 Jane's stone walls will feature again in the new garden in Harcourt
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17 August 2013

Aussie Winter Wonders

An indigenous species of wattle to our area acacia acinacia  
 This is an eremophila from Eyre Peninsular in S.A.
The bees love this  postanthera or aussie mint bush  
 Native hop-bush Dodonaea
This is a self sown Kennidia a climbing twining vine similar to Kennidia Nigricans which grew in our garden 40 years ago  
 This clematis is native to the Jarrah forests of W.A. The tall vine has been in our garden for more than 35 years, its flowers being larger than the local species.
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2 August 2013

Winter Whites

Many of the plants in my garden that flower mid winter are white  
double white helebores
Native wisteria Hardenbergia violacae
Flowering quince "Apple Blossom"
 Virbinum Laurestinus
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20 July 2013

Adelaide Garden in July

 A view from the front steps looking east

A view of side garden looking north with tree dahlias, salvias and roses heavily pruned
Front garden looking South

Back garden with roses and vines pruned heavily, looking north.
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15 June 2013

Fungus Amoung Us!!

In the Adelaide Garden
This giant size fungi has appeared after all the rain on the dead trunk of our lemon scented gum. 

seen from below  
and from above   
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