Ornamental Plum Blossom


We have so many eucalypts and native plants with unobtrusive flowers,  it feels fantastic when the ornamental plum tree is in full blossom.   A real burst of colour which attracts both birds and insects. This week, two Red Wattle Birds have been feeding from the blossoms every day.  I’ll post the bird photos tomorrow.  Today I … Continue reading Ornamental Plum Blossom

Learning to love succulents


I could not understand why the garden beds were planted with so many succulent plants when we first moved in.  To me, they were unattractive and at odds with the lush growth of a cottage garden, which I preferred, and also with the natural bushland, which abounds here.  My initial intention was to pull them … Continue reading Learning to love succulents

Native Shrubs in Flower


Dotted around the property are a number of flowering native shrubs which have been planted by previous owners.  Many of these are just coming into flower, while others have interesting seed cases on display.  I have not yet researched the specific plant names, so I have just posted the images without descriptions. Enjoy the photo … Continue reading Native Shrubs in Flower