Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I was given some bulbs from a lady on free cycle who was cleaning up her garden, she had lots of bits a pieces to give away. Not having pen and paper with me I was unable to write down the names of bulbs I was given. So I planted them and was pleasantly surprised by some of the flowers that bloomed. One being Gladiolus x colvillei - Blushing Bride, very attractive this one, flowering here in Victoria September-October.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
My Russelia equisetiformis common name Tangerine Falls is in flower and looking lovely at the moment. This small evergreen shrub is grown for it's showy pendant clusters of tangerine tubular flowers, which appear from Spring to late Autumn along it's wiry, rush-like stems. Tangerine Falls is ideal for hanging baskets and decorative tubs, it also comes in firecracker red and yellow form. My plant is growing in a large pot under the canopy of a large tree and is healthy and happy, I love it's draping/weeping/ cascading growth habit.. This plant is a winner for me, so much so that I went out and bought a firecracker red form....
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Pansies are one of the most popular and recognizable cool weather annuals, the humble pansies make a superb massed display in garden beds or a feature of their flowers in pots, window boxes and hanging baskets. Breeding has produced many bi-coloured varieties some with face like centre markings, making them a striking addition to any garden. New spreading varieties make a wonderful display in hanging baskets.
Friday, November 4, 2011
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