Saturday, September 19, 2015

Spring must be on its way.

Although it didn't feel like spring when we were standing in what seemed to be a very cold wind tunnel collecting for the Alzheimer's Society yesterday, judging by the flowers that are appearing it must be on its way.

When I moved here in 2009 this wisteria appeared - I presume it was a seedling.  Over the last couple of years I have trained it up and over the pergola.  It now has a group of flowers at the base, another halfway up the post and more hanging down although a lot are lying on the ground, presumably knocked down by the numerous birds.

When we were in the north I had a couple of New South Wales Waratah bushes but do not have one down here, however, Doug has several and I picked these flowers yesterday.

The clivias always do well.

I had just one geranium maderense but scattered its seeds around and now have several of them some, like this one, growing on the rock wall.

The magnolia at the bottom of the garden must be past its best judging by all the petals underneath it

There is also the promise of delicious plums to come judging by the flowers.

The weather is springlike.  We have had some lovely warm days and I have managed to get into the garden and have a go at the numerous weeds.  This morning was lovely and reasonably warm as Doug collected me for our Saturday morning ritual of the market, dog walking and  supermarket shopping.  The temperature has just dropped and there is quite steady rain.  I just checked and rain or showers are forecast for the next ten days just when I want to get on with the weeding.


  1. You are way ahead of us, with your flowers, my wisteria is so far behind, love those clivia, mine are sadly in the last race there. we have rain, and it is getting colder. Spring. where are you?

  2. A couple of days ago I thought spring had arrived but now I have just lit both fires!!! Mind you, a bit of rain and I will light a fire. I am sure the wisteria is early this year.

    1. It's been a bit changeable hasn't it Susan! Your garden looks the wisteria, so pretty!

  3. Spring is always a lovely and unpredictable time of the year. Your New South Wales Waratah is magnificent.

  4. All your flowers are so beautiful especially those unusual blooms from the New South Wales Waratah bush.

  5. Our Wisterias are doing very well; lovely flowers and dense foliage. The only flowers we have now are Autumn Crocus, and some small purple daisy-like things. It's really cooling down here.

  6. Your wisteria is gorgeous. Sue, thank you for your comment on my blog. Will email you soon xx