Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This has come up in the middle of the front lawn. Obviously a weed of some kind, but I don't know what it is. We used to call it "Shivery Grass" when we were kids, but I am sure that is not the correct name. It's still interesting.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I must admit that when I see a dandelion like this, I really, really, really want to blow on it. Though of course I don't, I very carefully pluck them off & throw them in the green waste bin. It is amazing how fast they go from flowers to this, maximum 24 hours I think. Then all they need is a gentle knock or a gentle puff, & the seeds go off to do their thing. No winder they are weeds.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scented Geranium

The scented geranium by the side gate is a mass of flowers. Another plant grown from a cutting.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Growth

The bird's nest fern is sprouting lots of new fronds. I must feed it with a pile of gum leaves from the back yard.

Friday, October 22, 2010

An Orchid

One of my orchids is in flower. Disappointing results this year, only two spikes. Though the man at the local orchid display a few weeks back said that it wasn't a good year for orchids. I wonder why?

Just Resting

I found this fellow just resting on the back screen door.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The May Bush

The may bush has been a mass of these tiny white flowers, making a stunning display in the back corner. About five years old now, I grew it from a cutting.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Garlic Chives

The garlic chives are pretty flowers, normally a carousel of mauve blooms on one stem. This stem was a little lopsided from all the wind.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blue Splashes

The irises have been & gone this spring. This year I was very happy to have seven flowers scattered through the garden. They are slowly multiplying from the single bulb I bought a few years back.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Moth, Butterfly Or ..............................?

This pretty little creature was resting under a branch on my climbing rose. Just over 1cm

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Baby

I found this fellow sitting on top of all the garden clippings in the green waste bin. Obviously only a baby, look at the size of his wings.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


I caught this little fellow building his cocoon in the base of my orchids. I thought I would leave him there & see what happened. However, the next day he was gone. Maybe he did not like being disturbed in his work.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Pollinater

The last few posts are just some of the colours of African Daisies that are currently flowering in my garden. I am not even sure where the original plants come from. However, the bees love them, & pollinate them. The seeds form & they self sow, giving this wonderful array of patterns & colours come spring.

Although this little fellow is busy collecting pollen, he is also managing to pollinate the seeds of this flower. I wonder what colour variants I will get next year?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hints of Colour

White with hints of pink. Interesting how the colour is only on the tips & in the center.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

African Daisies

The African daisies are making a spectacular show in my garden at present.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Yellow Daisy

Bushes of these yellow daisies seem to love my garden. A mass of flowers in spring, the bees love them, pollinate them, then they drop their little black seeds to start another bush. I am forever pulling then out.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pink Roses

I've lost count how many roses there have been this spring on the climbing rose on the back fence. It has had one flush of flowers already so far this spring, and now there are new shoots coming which I am sure will bring still more blooms.

Monday, October 4, 2010

May Bush

The May Bush is just a sea of white, made up of thousands of these tiny white flowers.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Prospective Fruit

The lemon tree has been flowering quite prolifically and the smell has been divine.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ivy Geranium

An ivy geranium that I grew from a cutting. Very easy to grow.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Getting Ready

I have three pots of crab cactus, all getting ready to make a spectacular show.