Monday, October 18, 2021

Glorious Colours.

          There's lots of colour in the garden now.

 This is a raised bed behind a retaining wall. To the right wide steps lead up to the clothes line.
 It gets very hot so great for the lavender but the rhodo struggles . The rhodos also gets thrip damage on some leaves  giving them a white appearance. It's called Unique and stays a small rounded bush. ( lightly perfumed ) 

There are about 8 of this same rhododendron in the garden and the shaded ones do best.

Different light make this same lavender appear different colours. But whatever colour the bees still find it. ( see one in the middle below ) 
 By a narrow margin carnations are my favourite flowers. I am so pleased I have some established and flowering and pickable. This red is actually an even darker shade than it looks here. The clove like perfume is strong.

 This photo below was taken a few weeks ago and this display now finished but great while it lasted. Because I didn't plant it I am unsure which exact Pieris it is ( Temple bells maybe ? )
  
Would you believe my quilt is still continuing to get larger.
 I was given some more fabric by a friend and also had a trip to Spotlight.
 it has also been rearranged again! 

3 comments:

molly said...


What a beautiful garden you have! I especially love the temple bells, but also the ;lavender (which i have no luck with), the carnations and the rhodies.
That qiilt of yours is coming along nicely too. Is it for someone special?

kiwikid said...

So nice to see the spring flowers and your garden.

Janice said...

It’s lovely seeing the garden awaken with colour in the spring. I’m looking forward to seeing how your quilt is progressing after your new fabric additions.