Above: not a bad pairing--Leucadendron 'Ebony' with Phylica pubescens
Our first few weeks of winter have been outstanding: plentiful rainfall and no heatwaves. The soil is still so dry here it sucks the rain up like a sponge. I've been enjoying long hours in the garden in between the rains.
'Munstead Wood' is this year's impulse-buy rose:
Planted onion starts. Rain watered them in. We're at over seven inches for the season, half way to "normal", and the season is only starting.
Enjoying the Aloes. This Aloe came up in the garden of its own volition. It appears to be a cross between Aloe cameronii and Aloe hardyi. This is its first flowering:
Quite a nice plant for a volunteer seedling!
The Grevilleas are enjoying the rain, too.
'Peaches n Cream':
Argh, there's a dog hair--there's always a dog hair...
The Ranunculus tubers I planted weeks ago are up and look good. Each tree in the garden is getting a big soaking of collected rain water. The lack of heat waves makes for happy plants and an even happier gardener.
Rose pruning time
Getting plants out of pots and into the ground
Watching the three Leucospermum seedlings try to grow. They are all still alive. This one in the sunniest warmest location looks the best:
The hills are even showing a tinge of green. How long has it been since we had really green hills? Five years?
Enough with the blogging. I'm already back out there. :^)