After the warmest, driest Spring on record, we are having a Summer to match. The dry, crisp grass is the colour of freshly baked shortbread and the trees are shedding their leaves, bark & limbs in order to survive. A few stalwarts are putting on a brave show. The grevilleas and callistemons don’t let the seasons affect them.
The miniature gladioli are elegant
and the canna lilies are a brilliant shade of orange.
The strelitzia was a surprise guest last year and has appeared again in some unusual places.
The fuchsias seem to enjoy a hard pruning in Winter, rewarding with their diverse blooms.
The hydrangeas are a gorgeous deep blue this season.
The burgundy willow myrtle is stunning with its cascading white flowers contrasting against the dark foliage.
The succulents are thriving in our desert conditions
and the redcurrants love the sunshine.
We only have one rose in the garden and it has to be protected in the veggie patch so the possums & wallabies don’t make a meal of it. “Mothers Love” is a pale shell pink rose with the most wonderful perfume, a perfect tribute to mum.