I am feeling very pleased with myself as I have managed to grow successfully an African Violet plant. I have been feeding the plant regularly and I was worried as it had so many leaves and nothing else was happening so I stopped feeding it and only watered it. Tah dah! Well look at it now. I hope it continues to behave like this next year.
The irises this year are beautiful. I split the corms the year before last and so last year we didn’t have many blooms. This year the blooms are much better.
We also have a climbing rose at the front of the driveway. It really hasn’t done anything for a couple of years but since my husband put in a dripper system on the driveway bed the rose had prospered. I am hoping it will really take off now.
This little bud is banksia coccinea. I have posted about it previously. The bud is taking forever to come out. I hope it does come out and not remain as a bud and then drop off. I will certainly post a picture if it eventually blooms.
I was down in the village later in the day so I could post a parcel and I noticed that they had finished working.
When we were living in New South Wales I attempted on a couple of occasions to grow waratahs but without any success. I am now living in Victoria and have at last been able to grow a waratah successfully.
By the way, the floral emblem for the state of Victoria is Common Heath often referred to as Pink Heath.
The grapefruit tree also has a heap of blossom.
I love it when Spring is here and the garden starts to produce.
As you probably realise by now I have been away on holiday for six weeks. During that time we put most of our indoor plants outside but we didn’t want to put our fiddle fig outside as we felt it would not survive. We gave it a good water before we left and hoped for the best.
When we returned, the fig was looking much worse for the wear. Its leaves were very droopy and just waiting to be knocked off. This is how the fig now looks.