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Saturday, July 1, 2017

July, July, blue sky, a slice of life drama around the garden.



1/July 2017 Photos from this morning.

Winter suits this vibrant climber performing a theatrical show, mixing and climbing up trees and mingling, holding on to shrubs to show off its orange exuberance.


Pyrostegia






Here out performing a cotoneaster which is quietly good natured and does not mind at all.



A LIFE Performance; the new and the old; 



"Beach Blanket" little Roses not yet touched by the anxiety "To be or not to be"?




Camellia "Pink Gold"  Yes, I could say this is my favourite actress, she performs in the shade, away from the crowds, she pleases herself and does not care if the queen herself would drool over her.



AS, always the morning sun performs her magic turning light into shadows.




Bougainvillea California Gold.



Lookin up...



Looking down..


That's it for today,  all plants were performing this morning just for me....and for you.

5/July/ 2017



Yesterday morning when I went up to the kitchen garden to pick snow peas, I had a bit of a surprise when I spotted (actually Bobby saw her first) this early visitor curled up in the feathery bed of carrots. Waiting for the sun to warm her up. She as a beautiful carpet pattern that gives her the common name of carpet snake. If you leave them in peace they leave you in peace. Not at all aggressive or poisonous. I think it is quite a privilege to welcome wildlife like her in the garden.

Act II
This morning, 19/07/2017 Roses, a new flush, lovely to see;

Roses have played a dramatic role in the Wars of the Roses
The Wars of the Roses 1455 - 1487 were a series of wars for control of the throne of England fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster, and the House of York. The red rose of the House of Lancaster and the white rose of the House of York.





Rose Mr. Lincoln.
Bred by Swim & Weeks, USA, 1964 this is a very tall growing rose to 1.8 metres.
The dark red blooms are very fragrant and high-centred and the petals have incredible substance and when fading, take a rather dark purple hue. This rose is ideal for the vase and one bush will produce many magnificent long, strong stems.


Apricot Nectar quite pink in winter, photos are showing natural colours.

Apricot Nectar, Floribunda Rose bred by Eugene Boerner in the USA and introduced by  in 1965. It is one of the most popular Floribunda Roses in Australia due to its vigorous growth habit, regular repeat flowering and its consistent performance throughout its growing period. Much recommended for the sub-tropic gardens.



Perfectly aesthetic, Nature's know how for a few glorious days.




The dark side of roses; perfect today and perhaps tomorrow.





A sweet, Orchid has made an appearance, showing of its tiny flowers, Twinkle is its stage name.


Next show...perhaps tomorrow...

20/07/2017 3.00 PM a beautiful sunny day.





A selfie, yes, Roses  do make selfies.




Tibouchina high up, winking, flirting, look at me, pick me,make me a star for ever.


“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via" - "There is no easy way from the earth to the stars” 
― Seneca

see you soon....again. bye for now.

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