I’m not making as much headway as I’d like, but I am getting a few more bits and pieces for the garden. Most will have to be potted-up and kept alive (one hopes!) until the cooler weather. I have scattered a few seeds of things like nasturtiums and escholtzia californica California poppy, and I’m going to bite the bullet and sow some sunflowers. Those of you who have Dark Arts forces on your side are asked, ever so nicely, to use your forces against vandal predation. The vandals in this case would be the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, which decimated my only other attempt to grow sunflowers.
The Swamp Orchid flowers withered eventually and I’ve cut the stems, to propagate more.
One of the hibiscus already planted is a pretty thing…soft apricot colour and double-flowered.
And a dwarf Heleconia we brought down in the wheelbarrow. I think it is Little Jamaica.
And the jury’s still out on this chap. Maybe when it’s more advanced…best guess is Regelia.Don’t quote me!
And still we are battling weeds, like this, Dolichos. Not sure which one it is.
But, drum roll, please… we seem to be winning against the Sensitive Weed,http://Mimosa pudica In fact, The Man has done such great job there are no pics to show you! I expect a bare foot will tell us if any more *&**%$#! have sprouted!
Oh! We have a passion fruit. Yes, singular.But still more flowers to come and I’ve cleared the rubbishy dirt and stones, given it some TLC, water and coffee grounds and have hope.
That ginormous Eucalyptus torelliana in the front yard is seething with birds and bees.The noisiest by far are the Rainbow Lorikeets, but every so often they shut up and I hear, though cannot see, other birds up there.
Now, I must get some shoes on and go up the road to feed a neighbour’s cat. I might take a camera…