Sunday, October 30, 2011

Eremophila Bignoniflora x Polyclada

We planted Eremophila Bignoniflora x Polyclada about five years ago, it appears to like our sandy soil and has grown to about 8ft high. It has rather large flowers for an Eremophila and blooms for a long period of time from mid Spring into Summer.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Time to think about water in the garden for the bird life that come to visit my garden. With summer not to far away time to clean and fill the bird baths ready for the long hot days.

No Time

Not much time for my blog over this past two weeks, son returned from overseas with his beautiful young lady Riya. Much of my time spent helping them find a place to live and then helping them get settled. So nice to have them back home, I'm looking forward to a wedding next year an exciting time for them both.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Flower Seedlings

Working at a wholesale nursery does have it's benefits, staff sales are where I buy my flower seedlings by the tray to re-plant my garden for summer colour. I bought Pansy and Petunia this week and have planted them in mass groups to add effect and colour to the garden.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wattle Australia's National Floral Emblem

 Acacia pycnantha

The wattle in Australia are the largest genus of flowering plants. There 1380 species of acacia in the world and Australia has about 985.


 Wattles are natural pioneer plants, they are the first to germinate after fire or flood. Being nitrogen fixers they help enrich the soil and provide protection for other seedlings growing underneath in a natural succession of the bush.

The word wattle comes from green sticks called 'wattles' which were used to reinforce walls made of mud and clay. The clay was then packed in between and over the top of the wattles and allowed to dry. Acacia branches are very flexible and well suited to being used as wattles, hence the name wattle became associated with acacias.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spring Time

 Spring is well and truly here all our bulbs are doing what they do best at this time of the year, daffodils and blue bells are in flower. One of my favorite things in Spring is the apple Apple Blossom and this afternoon after the rain stopped I took some photos of our apple tree.