I'm continuing to spend a lot of time out in the garden. Spring really is the best time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. New leaves are emerging, buds are turning into flowers and the weather is simply glorious. I know it's only a couple of weeks since I showed you photos of our garden, but today I'd thought I'd share some more.
I've tried to grow wisterias in the past, but this is the first one that has ever flowered. Sadly, each new shoot that reaches the top of the pergola is eaten by one of the resident possums. Somehow or another I'll have to work out how to train the vine so it spreads where the possum can't reach.
Once a weedy, dirt walkway, Mr TMW's brick path is now finished - PERFECT!!!
Bromeliads, another favourite, require next to no care, and they keep on multiplying. I have them spread throughout the garden in shady spots.
On the one bush, buds are about to open...
... whilst others are already out in flower. A native to Australia, the birds love our bottle brush.
Back to the wisteria climber.
I'll always have a soft spot for May bushes. When I was in hospital after having given birth to our second child, Mr TMW and our daughter brought me a bunch of May bush from the garden.
Originating in China, May bushes flower during September when grown in Australia.
We can successfully grow many South African plants, Dietes being one of them. Even though the white flowers are quite striking...
... it's actually the seed pods that appeal to me.
The statice flowers last a long time. I've heard they can be used in dry floral arrangements, but have yet to experiment with that.
The drought tolerant lavender self seed, so I have many of them dotted around. The bees love them, too.
I have no idea what this ground cover is, but I do love the delicate, blue flowers.
Many Dianella are native to Australia - not sure if this one is or not.
My Mum often tells me I should keep plant labels, but I never do. Consequently, I have many plants whose names I have totally forgotten. This is one of them. Ha, ha... maybe Mum is right.
And last today, is a photinia coming into a flower.
It's not all gardening - I've been sewing, too. This evening I brought the shopping home in four reusable grocery bags. I've made a couple as presents, too.
It's been good to have a break from sewing almost every day. I'm not ready to sew at that pace just yet. Previously, a million ideas were swimming around in my head, and I was flitting in my mind from project to project, not actually committing to much. My thoughts are now clearer, I'm more focussed with less self imposed pressure and I'm enjoying the sewing more.
Are you an even keel person, or do you go through cycles?