This one is a banksia ericifolia (Heath Banksia) growing in a windbreak
quite close to the rose garden and making a lovely display. It is a shrub
suited to hedging and flowers this time of the year.
Winter flowering rose
This particular rose has flowered throughout our winter, and is covered
in these blooms, although not perfect like a spring rose would be, they
are very welcome in a rose garden that is made up of bare sticks right now.
The name of the rose is "Safrano" quite a large shrub rose.
The first Jonquils
Late July is the time we suddenly have patches of these golden beauties
appearing in the rose garden, they are soon followed by Erlicheer that
may occur while we are away in Cairns.
Agave in the Gazebo
The agave looks like this 12 months of the year and is very welcome
during the winter months, especially when the rose garden is just a heap
of bare sticks! I am waiting for it to get old enough to have a
flower stalk. This one is the Agave attenuata and was given to me
by a friend who has been growing them for years on a farm. As we
rarely have temperatures that drop below 0dC, it looks good all the time.
We've had rain!
Actually this photo was taken when I hadn't progressed very far with the pruning, so
I created the wet look via pps just to celebrate that we DO occasionally have RAIN!
A whole 5-mms and the first lot of rain for June 2017!
One of the top pathways thru the garden
A well trodden pathway right now, back and forth, this is the area I am working
on right now. My cold is much better, the sunshine helped a lot today;
thank you for all the helpful tips everyone!
A place of rest
So glad to have a comfy chair for a break between pruning, though today
was not a pruning day for me - fog - a really thick fog engulfed our area
for a good part of the day, and I woke with a sore throat and cough, not good.
The mist clears
I had a day off pruning today, very welcome for the muscles etc... but while
it is fine I'll be back out there again tomorrow! Will attempt some catching
up on Pbase commenting tonight.
Including the distant view
I'm very tired tonight, tackling a couple of very large shrub roses including that rose with all the hips. Will catch up with everyone tomorrow;
hope you don't mind. So glad I took a handful of photos to keep me going!
A misty day in June
Taking a break from pruning I took the camera out into the garden to share
with you a little of how I spend my days in winter.
The ground is covered with fallen leaves from the golden elm, and that is the Meyer Lemon on
the right hand side, the only fruit tree left from our group of 23 fruit trees that made
way for the rose garden a quarter of a century ago.