While preparing my last post I came across some random photos from February, so thought I would share.
We bought two hanging petunia plants on the chuck out table at Bunnings on Boxing Day. They looked fine, but had now flowers on them. We then spent quite a bit on pots and potting mix and hoped for the best. They started flowering about a week later and haven't stopped since. As long as I keep the water up to them they thrive, even in the extreme heat. They have filled out beautifully. Once it gets cold we will move them further under the roof for protection and hopefully they will last till next summer.
Our little border of alyssum are looking lovely and surprisingly, have handle the hot weather well, despite being on the western side of the house. We'll certainly plant them again.
There have been more stunning sunsets.
Years ago we bought an indigo plant, also known as summer wisteria. It is hardy but dies down in winter. We moved some into our little garden at our in between house and then moved it again. We are happy that it has survived and now is finally flowering.
On Friday, when I went to the Post Office to collect the mail there was quite a racket. It's not every day that you see sulphur crested cockatoos sitting on the church steeple in the middle of town.
The sky was looking rather ominous looking over our house on Sunday, but we didn't get anything out of it. You can see here how our back garden has filled out. The beans are growing well on one side of the arch (blackbirds destroyed the other side). They are flowering well, but unfortunately aren't setting any beans. I've been told that can happen in extreme heat.
One Saturday I walked down to get the papers and the sun was just coming up.
Just a bit further along it had changed to silver. I never tire of watching the sky.