26 October 2007

The Garden...again

Yes, I know it's cheating, but I do like it that, when I don't have much to say, I can put photos on a post. Most people like gardens...I know I do, especially gardens from another country. So here are some more photos of what we've got.

Fluffy lilly pilly flowers. It's a bit blurry because it was windy when I took the photo. These will later be small berries which the birds, possums and fruit bats love. This a small tree, about 10 feet tall...so far. We keep it pruned as it's quite close to the house.
A rabbit's foot fern. In the photo below, you can see the "rabbit's foot" hanging over the edge of the pot.

This rude looking flower is an anterhinum (?spelling). The "erect" bit is actually the flower.

A clump of orange hippeastrums. I know I've posted these before but they're such spectacular flowers, I thought I'd show you the clump rather than singly as I have been doing.

A loquat. This fruit is also one loved by the birds, possums and fruit bats as well as humans. It's quite a small fruit and when you break it open the centre seems be taken up with four enormous (in relation to the actual size of the fruit) seeds. However, the flesh is delicious, even if there isn't too much of it. This one was not quite ripe otherwise I'd have picked it to show you. I'll be lucky if I get it though. It's the quick and the hungry around this place!

Okay, that's it...I'm going to have a glass of wine now. Want one?


jellyhead said...

Yes, please! (Got any semillon sauvignon blanc?!)

Your lilly pilly is looking very pretty. Ours is in bloom, too - subtle but lovely.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend, Robyn.

Gattina said...

I am rather ignorant about flowers and the last one I have never seen, but it looks beautiful !

T*mmy said...

The rabbit foot fern is kinda creepy, just right for Halloween ;)

Have a great day!

PEA said...

Only you would have an erect rude flower!! LOL Love it! I'm always in awe of the different varieties of flowers you have over there and I've never heard of that fruit either! Nothing wrong with posting lots of pictures...that's what I do so that I don't have to write much!! LOL xoxo

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Yes, please: a glass of wine. How large is your garden?

Merle said...

Hi Robyn ~~ I enjoyed seeing your flowers. I used to have a loquat tree at a former house, but was not over impressed with the fruit. I have a nice Hare's Foot Fern too. Never seen a lilly pilly in flower.
All very nice. Thanks for your comments, glad you like my pelargoniums. Pity about the Daylight Savings Time, I like it. Take care, my friend. Love, Merle.

Gledwood said...

I 1ce sewed some seeds called "baby's breath" ... white cloudy flowers... I chucked 'em on the bare soil under some conifers and would you believe it they SPROUTED AND GREW INTO BEAUTIFUL (albeit rather more diffuse than illustrated on the seedpacket) FLOWERS!!

ps my childhood "meme": who was your favourite bear?

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Beautiful!! I do love seeing plants from other countries...so thanks for showing us!! Yes, I am so happy that our son is okay now in California. That was a big scare for me especially..

Jeanette said...

Hi Robyn I havent seen or eaten a Loquat in years all seed and not much fruit but I must say I used to like them. I have a few large hares foot fern in hanging baskets u cant see the basket for the fern.
Ill share a nice reisling with you.

Remiman said...

I never turn down a glass of wine. Then of course we can sit and contemplate flower erectus. ;)

TorAa said...

Yes please - after been into your garden - a white I think.

I has been a night of horror here----

Anonymous said...

Yes please.

I thought your Loquat was a mango for a minute there. That'll teach me for looking at all the photos before reading the post. I love ferns.... though we have mainly palm trees in our garden. Take care Robyn.

Dragonheart said...

You have lots of interesting plants in your garden that I've never seen before. Lovely!

Merle said...

Hi again Robyn ~~ Thanks for your comments and I agree that yellow weeping rose is beautiful.
My family is pretty terrific and they are so good to me and I do appreciate them. Wish Kathy lived nearer than
5 hours away. She or Kate will come and get me for Christmas and bring me home again. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Andrée said...

I'm so grateful to be living in New England were there are no rude plants. We outlawed them in the 1600s, I'm sure. I suggest you uproot all of yours! Propriety is so important! LOL

Andrée said...

I forgot to add: eating flesh is pretty sinful too. You gotta stop that.

RennyBA said...

Your soooo right: coming from Norway its great, interesting and exotic to see pics from a garden down under.

You know I was in Perth 10 years ago and one thing I remember a lemon tree in the garden. To me it was amazing :-)