One of the many benefits of my job is that, whether I’m looking for them or not, I acquire new friends along the horticultural way. As a matter of course my employer ends up becoming my buddy as well as my client. Perhaps I should warn people of the risks involved before they take meContinue reading “Thelma and Aunty Louise”
Some plants are very late coming into bloom in our garden. As we live in a blame-blame culture I am going to point the finger at a hard winter, a late spring, followed by a sweltering summer. It could be one, the other, a combination of any, whatever, they are tardy. This reluctance to flowerContinue reading “Blame”
Saturday again and here is my contribution to The Honourable Mr P‘s Six on Saturday. There is a thread running through this post, all my featured plants have something in common. They are all Nearlys. Not quite flowering. Bearing in mind the recent weather, I can quite understand their reticence. In the hope that by nextContinue reading “Six on Saturday – The Nearlys”
Caught it! Bit blurry but I was balancing on a steep back at the time. Lovely Tibouchina urvilleana!
I have been waiting patiently, well OK not that patiently, for the Tibouchina urvilleana at Max’s to flower. One bud was showing a little colour, it wouldn’t be long before I could bask in its deep indigo light. But it was not to be. I missed again. Never mind, there are other buds coming, aContinue reading “Missed Again”