Wednesday, 1 March 2017


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.


Jenny said...

Oh Janis your garden looks wonderful. How far you have come with it. You two must work very hard on it .

Jenny said...

Such lovely clear photos, love your flowers, and like you, I love sun sets too. Great photos of the cockatoos. Did you know that there are several groups of them in the wild over here? Not sure if they got blown over from Oz or escaped from cages, but they are certainly thriving.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Janice,wow your garden is looking amazing and love those sunsets and rises,beautiful pics Janice.

Cheryll said...

It was nice to visit your home today. Your garden looks lovely...xox

Chookyblue...... said...

I'm always taking pics of the sky..... Never the same

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a great collection od random photos. You get such great sky views where you are. We're in a valley so miss out a bit. We think cockatoos are trouble making louts. The ones in Springwood always seem to be up to no good. A couple of days ago they were digging big holes in the bowling green.