Today we leave home for 3 weeks to do a house sit, so I went round the garden to say goodbye.
Would you like to come with me?
It is now spring over here and a beautiful time of the year. The weather is mild, 23-24deg, but it is getting dry so I hope we have some rain while we are away.
The Rock Orchid, Dendrobium speciosum. It is just starting to open and as you can see it has lots of spikes still to open fully. It is spectacular in full flower so I hope it is still flowering when I return home.
The annual Primula and lobelia have been putting on a cheery show for weeks now, but as the weather gets hotter they will fade.
The nasturtiums are taking over, but they are good ground cover.
The compost bin is full and I’m sure when we return it will all be ready to spread around.
Now round to the back garden and the bottlebrush is just starting to flower, it will be a riot of blossom while we are away.
Finally you may like to sit for a while and watch the fish in the ponds and if you look up into the frangipani tree (which is not flowering yet) you will see tendrils of Hoyas twining through the branches covered in buds, only one is open, but they will be a show when I get back.