Bottom of the garden view
Cornelia has a few flowers right now (seen on the left) and I am looking
through the gap in the windbreak fenceline to the northern view.
This will be the last for this gallery, tomorrow is officially the first day of winter.
The southern view
Looking back from the horse paddock to the home paddock, or looking toward the southeast. Not a view that includes the rose garden, that is on the south-western side of our property.
Black Violas in a pot
I have planted a variety of violas this autumn so they can settle in and
keep some colour in the garden through winter and into spring. This is
just one of the pots.
A view from another angle.
I have ordered a new battery for my Canon.
On a weekly basis one of our grandsons comes and helps Dick with outside jobs
and here they are sitting watching a heap of fallen limbs, twigs, etc.. burn.
Its a job they both thoroughly enjoy.. when the grandson gets a few spare minutes
he helps me in the garden. A coffee, scones & jam is one of the rewards offered.
Old tea rose called "Safrano"
A large shrub rose, or small tree, this rose flowers right through winter in
our climate. It is one of the very first rose where the parentage is known because it was the result of hand pollination, an innovative process at that time.
Note the colours of the fresh new leaves!
Bred in France back in 1839.
A small cluster of pink
Here is Cornelia again... the large shrub bears small clusters of blooms, anything between 3 and 7 which dance in the slightest breeze. See next for a close up.
A lovely old shrub rose looking pretty in May.. raised by the Reverend Pemberton of Essex and popular ever since its release in 1925.
The colours range in colour from pale apricot-copper to salmon pink, or strawberry flushed yellow.
Fragrance is musky, and the shrub is HUGE needing quite a space, and some support in the early years in the garden.
Can be trained on a pillar or used to cascade down a wall. No thorns.
Again the Lumix, the battery was flat AGAIN on the Canon even though I had
fully recharged the battery...
We had more rain, a nice little drop of about 30 mms, the garden soaked it up
especially the trees...
The pink pelargonium
Or geranium, as some people call them. This is a close up of one of the
blooms on the plant I wrapped up for a gift to a dear friend's wife for
her birthday, which is today; taken with the Lumix because the Canon's
battery was flat - again.
Pink and Pretty
We were out and about last night celebrating a dear friend's 50th birth... but
his wife also has her birthday and I took a present along of a pretty pink
pelargonium (geranium)... and had to take photos of it before I made up the parcel.
Once again I discovered the canon's battery was flat... so lucky to have this
little Lumix on standby.
The Gazebo in May
Not many roses in bloom, lack of rainfall holds them up, but we've had
a couple of nice rains recently which may be too late - I start the winter
prune in a couple of weeks time. Just a handful of roses are in
bloom e.g., the rose I featured yesterday. Thank you for the lovely
response to that rose, we did have a delightful Mother's Day here, and
my Mum is still hanging on even though she turned 97 a couple of weeks ago!