Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I love my garden

A wonderful show from this mollis azalea. It is such a pick me up after a long cold Winter

This one looks like fire in the background. Fairly hidden it is.

This is my original cymbidium orchid. The flowers were so unblemished this year. The plant was undercover almost as soon as the buds appeared.

Pear blossom and butterfly. We will have a handful of pears from our tree this year. First time!
Veggie garden a few weeks ago now. Fabulous azalea peaking through the back. I cut the rhododendrons back last year as they were smothering it, and now am being rewarded with a great show.

We put this old swing frame into the veg garden and will use it as a climbing frame for some smaller pumpkins, cucumbers and tomatoes. Good for throwing a net over too. What else are we going to do with the thing anyway?

looking across the garlic crop, it is doing well.

The garden out the back door. It has really come on this second year. The ajuga with the purple spikes on the ground was stunning. Orchids really love it here too.

I took a photo of this just before I cut it down. Wisteria on a tree is bad news for the tree. Above ground and underground. It has such an extensive root system and are very hard to kill. Can take years of cutting and painting with Glyphosate. So we pulled down what we could and am retraining it away from the tree and onto the boundary fence where is can go along and look lovely there.


  1. I love your expansive veggie patch and you have lovely plants out in the main garden. It's looking great!

    Cheers - Joolz

  2. I love the variety of plants growing in your garden. You did a good job with your orchids. They look so beautiful and healthy. My mom grows orchids too and I’ve seen how patient she was with them. They take so long to bloom, but they’re the loveliest ornamental plants in our garden.

    Katy Eagles

    1. Hi Katy,
      thanks for leaving a comment, I don't get many. Yes my orchids have been lovely and yet I don't do much to them. Just water through Summer and lots of sun really. I repot them regularly but only use old wood mulch as soil. No fertiliser. I don't post as regularly as I should but living here is so nice.