Gardening – Weeping Cherry Blossom

Mainly grown for their blossoms and are an attractive addition to the garden. Spring flowering and many examples are in suburban gardens at this time of year. Latin Name: Prunus serrulata Other … [Read more...]

Gardening – Osteospermums (supermums)

Osteospermums (daisies-like flowers) Osteospermums are hardy, colourful perennials with daisy-like flowers, providing brilliant colour over many months. Easy to grow and easy to maintain, they are … [Read more...]

Gardening – Dahlias Bulbs and Flowers

  Bulbs should be lifted in June and stored from the cold. Store in a box lined with sand or packed peanut shells. Another way to store them is in a open weave bag … [Read more...]

Gardening – Bellis Perennis

As they are a winter flower in Australia,  I bought some deep pink ones and a pale pink one for my gardening mate. It is a pleasure to have a few winter flowering plants on the porch so when it is … [Read more...]

Autumn in Melbourne

At the Fitzroy Gardens avenues of elm trees are dropping their leaves and making autumn time enjoyable. You can't resist shuffling through the leaves just as you did when  you were a child. Elm trees … [Read more...]

Gardening – Helleborus, Lenten rose

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/Helleborus_orientalis._Lenteroos_04.JPG A hardy perennial ideal for shady spots under trees. Flowering in winter with long lasting flowers. From the … [Read more...]

Gardening, plant in full sun, part shade or shade

Sometimes we get confused when the labels suggest different aspects for planting for example full sun, part shade or shade. As we know roses like full sun whereas ferns are not so happy in full … [Read more...]

Gardening – Autumn Flowering Plants

Picture: from Wikimedia Commons Primula Acaulis plants are eye catching, producing a wide range of strong and unique colours. The flowers grow in tight bunches and offer plenty of colour through the … [Read more...]

Gardening – Flowering Gums

                   My favourite is the red flowering gum - just taking the dog for a walk it is a pleasure to see them in flower. The native birds love them. Red-flowering gum (Corymbia … [Read more...]

Gardening – Sunflowers

Sunflowers bloom in industrial landscape Sunflowers bloom in industrial landscape 17 Feb 2014 A large field of sunflowers blooming on an industrial inner-Melbourne site is part of … [Read more...]