Winter gardening


I haven’t been able to do much gardening since I fractured my humerus but I am now starting to get back out to doing a little bit of tidying up outside.  We have had lots of strong winds here recently and as a result the gum trees have dropped loads of leaves. Gum leaves take a long time to break down so they are not really suitable for compost so I raked them up and had a winter bonfire.

Even though it is winter we still have many lovely flowering plants in the garden.  The hardenbergia is beautiful, both white and purple.

One tree that is flowering at the moment is the native frangipani.

This is not meant to flower in winter so the seasons seem to be a bit mixed up.  Maybe the fact that I got rid of the agapanthus at the base of the tree encouraged the tree to put on some blooms to show it was pleased to be no longer root bound with agapanthus.

Our camelias are also putting on a beautiful show at the moment.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lorna says:

    Lovely to have so much flowering in winter. That shot of the bonfire is very striking.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thanks Lorna. My husband reckons I am a bit of a pyromaniac. I do love a good bonfire.

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