Posted: 12/07/2015 at 09:02
i grow ipheion uniflorum in the garden and the clumps are getting bigger each year. I must look up that epacris flower which looks very pretty. Your big skies remind me of Canada but not the colour of your terrain. Eucalyptus is a much bluer green than fir trees and kangaroos much lighter in colour than moose! Neither have the freshness of the English countryside but then neither do they have the density of population so do not suffer as much pollution. It is low today so will be comfortable for me to get on with more pruning. My neighbour's gardener has just trimmed their side of the long lonicera hedge which borders my drive on their side of the small wall, for the first time in many years so I am grateful for that though he did use a noisy electric trimmer and I will do my side by hand. He scalps the grass much too short for the wild flowers too which makes me grateful I cannot afford a gardener even if I was willing to delegate some of the joy I get from gardening to someone else. A splendid big peacock butterfly came into the conservatory last evening and has spent the night there.