Monday, October 3, 2016

.. around the garden... 2016-10-3



..  we have done a bit of Spring tidying up in the garden this week....   the weather has been fine but windy..


..  hubby putting a large pot of fern in the corner to complete the row across the aviary ...



   ......   we had some cuttings from the Hydrangeas that were given to Mum for her birthday is Jan. this year..   some were in an arrangement and some were from my sisters' garden....   we left them on the bench seat where it's sheltered to see if they would strike.....   and they did ..  they are well established now , so we transferred then up the side ...  we now have our seat back..   I like sitting here in the shade .. xxx


..the sun shining through the new leaves on the plum tree.....  blossom time is over..  


..   we visited a friend on Saturday....   here she is giving her Chinese Crested dogs a treat each.......

... and ...  here she is giving her 5 mth old golden retriever  a cuddle .....

...  two of the dogs romping around and chasing each other.... looks a bit serious , but it's not...



..   a flower spike on one of the Bromeliads we have .... the little blue flower bit on the end is all the flower there is and they open a couple at a time down the length of the spike....   the  bulb bits stay red for months..    so unusual..  xxxx




..  buds on the geranium ......  this one is deep red..   it's my favourite...........will post photos of the flowers when it opens...

this is Ivy leaved Toadflax.....  another favourite .. it's a bit of a weed actually, it creeps, crawls, climbs, cascades and seeds itself everywhere..  but it fills in spots and looks so delicate and pretty....

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....a dandylion seed head to say goodbye ......


Have a great day ......
....  Barb  xxxxxx


9 comments:

  1. the garden looks pretty, i like ferns, you get a lot of bang for your buck!! your friend has a nice variety of pups!!!

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    1. .. thanks for visiting Debbie...... this is my favourite fern it grows everywhere in the garden....
      I love my friend's dogs.. so cute.. xxxx ... Barb xx

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  2. The weather has been a bit in the crazy side but all the plants are doing ok here as are yours.
    Merle.........

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    1. .. thanks Merle... we have planted some herbs .. hope they go well.. xxx Barb xxx

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  3. Such lovely photos, Barb. Your garden walkway looks very inviting. And the flowers? Beautiful! Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan.... I do like Green and Texture in the plants we have.... .. I'm happy sitting on the seat at the side.. xxxx Barb xxxx

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  4. Beautiful garden Barb! I've seen toad flax in many, many gardens in Adelaide, but never knew what it was called. It is a pretty little creeper.
    Love the dogs :)

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    1. ..Hi River.. the pretty toad flax is a great cover up plant....it's in most of our pots keeping the main plant company....
      I love my friend's dogs .. so cute and friendly xxxx Barb xxx

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  5. So happy the hydrangeas struck, Barb! The ferns look fabulous and lush. We are enjoying the garden too..now that the rain is holding off! :-) xxx

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