Monday, 2 September 2013

Spring in my Garden...


If you've been reading Threading My Way for a while, you'll know that I divide most of my spare time between sewing and gardening. Lately, gardening has been winning in the time stakes. It's now the second day of Spring, so that will probably continue until the weather warms up, which won't be long.

Today I thought I'd show you some pics of my Spring garden, taken today...




Living in Australia, I had to show you at least one photo with Eucalyptus trees (Gum trees). This is the view from our back patio.


My garden is a mix of natives and exotics. Can't beat these daisies which self seed each year.


Cliveas are great for dry, shady spots. Unfortunately, caterpillars also like them and this is one of the few remaining clumps that wasn't eaten.


Our view right down the back of the block. Mr TMW is clearing this section now.


More daisies...


Strelitzias (Bird of Paradise) actually flower in Winter, but the flowers last a long time into Spring.


A Slipper orchard given to me as a birthday present this year.


One of my favourite shady spots in the garden. When I'd only been blogging for a few months, I wrote A Little Bit About Me, which contains more photos.

I'll be adding my Spring garden to the Spring has Sprung link party. Jane and Cass are running a week long blog series, celebrating Spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

Spring is my favourite time of the year, due to the glorious weather and longer days that I can spend in my garden. Autumn is a close second. What's your favourite time of year?

... Pam

14 comments:

  1. I love Spring too! Your garden is looking wonderful Pam. And there is SO much of it - no wonder it keeps you busy! We are having glorious weather here in Melbourne but I'm there will be a final burst of winter coming sometime soon.

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  2. I love Autumn best and really missed it when we were in Riga where it lasted for a week or two if we were lucky!

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  3. You've a beautiful garden!!! Here in Italy it's Summer, but soon will be Autumn and I love it as Spring!!!
    Federica

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  4. You have got a very big garden!! It must be taking lot of time and energy to look after. Living in city apartment, I can have only few pots in my balcony. I am a beginner in gardening and have started enjoying it :)

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  5. My fave is summer. I like the long days & swimming. And being lazy when schools out! It will be nice watching your garden grow! I've still got a month of vegetables to harvest still:)

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  6. What a beautiful place, I love those big trees too.

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  7. I love the Bird of Paradise and the Orchids. Just beautiful!

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  8. You have a wonderful garden!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs!!!

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  9. Gorgeous! I love seeing different kinds of plants. Enjoy a beautiful spring!

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  10. I have seen 3 springs in WA and agree that it is a lovely time of the year. It also good in the UK but here I prefer Autumn, getting my fruits harvested and turned into preserves, enjoying the bounty from the garden while tucking things away ready for winter makes me feel a link back through the generations, and I like to see the larder full.

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  11. Spring is most definitely my fave time of year! I'd love to go for a wander around your garden Pam... just gorgeous :)
    Thanks for linking up for Spring has Sprung xo

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  12. I love Fall, but I'm not sure I'm ready for it yet. Happy to see Spring making it's way to you though!

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  13. I love spring and fall, beautiful time to be outside! I do not know how you have time to do both sewing and gardening, your garden is big and you must spend a lot of time on it! The orchid is very unique, I love the exotic flowers!

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  14. Such a pretty garden! I want to spend a lot of time outside there too.;) Spring/summer are definitely my favorite seasons.

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