Thursday 21 September 2017

Spring Gardening in Australia

As promised the other day, here's a few pics of my garden. Most days the weather is glorious - perfect to be outdoors - but it's warming up. It won't be long till it's too hot to garden in the heat of the day.

A present from my Mum, this fern is about 18" tall. I do wish I knew how to propagate them - something I have to research.

Standing about 6" tall, the flower spikes on the ajuga plants are quite striking.

I've bought a few annuals to fill in gaps this year. I'm hoping the primulas will self seed next year.

This section of the garden is relatively new, hence the sparse planting. A couple of years ago, it was covered with madeira vine - an awful weed. It was hard work digging it all up!!! Every now and then another piece shoots, but I think I've almost eradicated it.

Bromeliads are a favourite. Not only do they look stunning, but they are so easy to look after and to propagate. Mum gave me this one for my birthday this year.

Originally from my Mum's garden, this delicate little orchid is an Australian native.

Mum and I both share a love of gardening, so I often mention her. Pots go back and forth between us, filled with newly struck cuttings and plants we've propagated.

Unlike many of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere, I can garden all year round. Each season has its stand out features, but for me, Spring is the best time outdoors. It's exciting to see the new growth and blooms emerging.

What's your favourite season in the garden?

If you have enjoyed my little garden tour today, you may like to look at previous garden posts...

... Pam


  1. Love your garden posts. I enjoy watching the plants change. What survived our super hot summer days and what thrived ( too much). Always an adventure.

  2. How lovely. The little orchids are my favorite--I love white flowers and the more delicate the better. I am going to stay awhile and wander thru your garden in your older posts. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your ajugas are huge! Mine only get a few inches high in the spring. Enjoy your warm up, I am ready for the autumn cool down, cannot get here fast enough for me.

  4. I just told my husband how you post beautiful pictures of your are so crafty and talented in many things. Your weather sounds lovely. It's still in the 90s here in Oklahoma. I'm so ready for it to cool off. I refuse to sew anything else for summer. ha ha

  5. Pretty pictures - my head has a hard time wrapping around year round gardening, unless said gardening involves making snowmen as part of the process, haha!

  6. Love seeing your world. Thinking I'll show some fall pictures of my backyard in Kentucky so we can compare. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love seeing your garden and how different it is from mine here in Ontario, Canada, we are entering the fall season and already have plants and trees changing colour and many plants going to sleep for the long winter!! It is unseasonably hot at the moment but that is supposed to change next week, I for one, will be glad!!

    1. Thanks so much, Sheila. I'm not keen on the heat, either. We're set for record highs in the next week or two, and it's not even Summer yet.


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