A new flower for us.

We had a new flower in our garden recently.  We have many different succulents which had been planted by the previous owners.  In the back garden there were several that just look like a cross between a yucca and agave. There has been no flower in the years that we have been here but to…

Kangaroo paws

Since November last year we have had more rain than we usually have during summer.  As a result of this extra rain our garden has grown at an incredible pace.  We have had a profusion of blooms on plants that normally struggle to produce any blooms or only produce a few blooms.  One of those…

The darkest purple

I have posted about my favourite iris in previous years so here is this years. I love the darkness of the purple.

Change in the garden

In August 2019 we started work on fixing up our front garden.  We had lawn that was not really what you would call lawn as it was full of moss and very rarely if ever looked lush. I decided to make some garden beds to replace much of the lawn.  I set out the hose…

Our own “natural” rotary hoe

We were surprised to find one of our garden beds had been turned over as if it had been hoed. On further inspection of the garden we discovered some small holes, a little like the spider holes we sometimes find in the garden.  The holes are formed when the echidna pokes its snout into the…