Sunday, February 24, 2013

G is for garden

It's been a long time since I had a garden. And the hard work has already been done in this one. (yay)

Check it out.

My new backyard:

Comes complete with a small kitchen garden, surrounded by a rosemary hedge:

In here, there's kiwi fruit, a fig (beseiged with scale), a kaffir lime, a lemon tree, lemongrass, lemon balm, laksa plant, curry plant, marjoram, tomatoes, a melon (not sure what yet), a grapevine, a small banana tree, raspberries, a gooseberry bush, and spring onions.

There are beds everywhere, with old-fashioned plants in them:

This hydrangea is slightly coloured by the bore water (orangey-brown).

And freckle-face! I love this plant, always have. Doesn't it look like the spot for a fairy garden?


And here we have a very rare and exotic plant, Plasticus Principessa. You have to be VERY lucky to get one of these.

There's heaps more. The lady who owns this house loves her garden, and she has put a huge amount of time and effort into it. I hope I can keep up with the maintenance!
I should get fit and trim, at any rate.


  1. It is simply beautiful. What a treasure to wake up to every morning.

  2. Beautiful garden and I bet you make even more beautiful with all your added touches. xx

    1. Thanks Ann... I'll be happy if I can just manage not to kill anything off!

  3. All those trees! It's so beautiful.

    1. Aren't they lovely? so cool and shady... though I may not be quite so pleased when they start to fall in autumn....

    2. Just rake them off the grass and into the garden beds. They're mulch.

  4. OMG Toni ... beautiful garden ..... and a vege patch !!!!!! now you need to find a lovely 'special' spot for your morning coffee :)

  5. What a delight and an inspiration.
    And I love the Bore Water Brown hydrangea. Never seen one of those before!


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