How quickly the 7 days have whizzed by. For this last day I am going to indulge myself with a walk around my garden to show you what is in flower and thriving as autumn sets in.
We had a reasonable amount of rain at the beginning of the year. Summer is usually the wet season, but, of course, you can never rely on weather patterns. Now the dry season, autumn and winter, is here and it is still hot, so I am watering most days.
I’ll start with a wander along the western side of the house, it gets all day sun and is very hot This is were our resident blue tongue lives. But he is hiding today.
Through the gate and into the front garden.
The Brazilian Red Cloak provides a lovely splash of colour and you can see I have just finished watering and not put the hose away.
The small raised herb bed is starting to fill up.
The trees in the next photo are young paw paw trees. Unfortunately it is not possible to tell which is male and which is female until they flower. I have been carefully nurturing 8 and was quite disappointed when 2 produced male flowers so I pulled them out and put them in the compost bin, so now I have 6 and I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Past the front of the house. Notice how the Grevillia is still flowering.
Round to the cooler eastern side of the house and you can have a sit down in the Bali Corner for a while.
Did you notice the small ornament on the table? Jack designed and made him. He is blowing his own trumpet.
Do you remember the blue ginger had just started flowering a month ago? Well look at it now.
The Spanish moss, or old man’s beard, loves the hot humid weather.
So does the crucifixion orchid.
I did say I would not grow vegies or put things into pots. But just look what I have been doing!!!
Yes those are tomatoes in pots. I couldn’t resist. Winter is the best time to grow tomatoes in this climate, not so many pests and diseases affect them. But wait that’s not all.
This first crop of cos lettuce are getting past their best, but look behind them and you will see the second crop coming on.
Thank you for the nomination Gilly (Lucid Gypsy) I’ll now sink back into less regular blogging habits. For my last nomination I will throw the invite to anyone who is left that has not taken part in this challenge yet.