Come on then Sheila and anyone else who wants a stroll.
Our gateway and mailbox is beyond the curve in the drive, where the Awanui Flowering Cherries are out. Usually I take their photo so all 4 trees are showing but then it would just look like last years photo! If you happen to be working here you may sit at that table under the tree in the foreground, to eat your lunch or have a rest and a cuppa. Just beside it is one of my favourite Camellias with a perfect white flower and very green shiny leaves.
The drive curves slowly on towards the house. On your left is a garden bed with all this colour. On your right is a tall retaining wall with Flax bushes and Rosemary hanging down. This colourful garden bed is where several trees were removed last year and now the light just pours in. Lots of pale pink and white azaleas, 2 red Rubicon Rhododendrons; bulbs; Cineraria, and Day Lilies grow here. The tree at the top is a Port Wine Magnolia - you know the one that in the evening reminds you of childhood cause it smells like juicy fruit chewing gum.
In the photo with the red rhodo you can see the cherry trees over the top in the distance, so you realise how the drive curves round. Gosh we are only just reaching the house. You better come back later so I can show you whats out in that garden. ( Don't forget all the photos are clickable to enlarge ) Yes, you may pick some flowers I do all the time.