Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Mexican Sage (Salvia leucantha) in my garden.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Walked past these giant french curves on my way to a late afternoon meeting.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Was surprised to find that one of my camellia sasanquas has started flowering.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Garden Show

A display garden at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.

Interesting, but I prefer gardens with a few more plants in them.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Went to Ballan for the Quilt & Craft Show, and discovered there was a whole bunch of other stuff happening there as well.

Friday, March 26, 2010

This May Take a While...

Is this part of why my friend's computer is running slowly?

It took over 8.5 hours to shut down.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


A touch of autumn sunshine between classes at RMIT.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


The street tree I photographed on 9th March is now fully in flower.

Walking by is an aural experience, as the humming of many bees is punctuated by the squawks of wattlebirds.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Corn, Hey?

I wonder if there is enough warm weather left for corn to ripen.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


My hydrangeas are turning autumnal.

Friday, March 19, 2010


The house which was demolished on the 4th is now for sale as three houses.

Don't think there will really be a lot of room for "landscaped gardens" around them.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bees in a Banksia

An unknown Banksia in a neighbour's garden is very popular with the bees. Thanks for feeding the bees, neighbour!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Charles de Gaulle blooming in my garden, with lots of buds still to open.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Norfolk Island Pine

Was quite amazed to discover recently that this tree is grown as a house plant in the US.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Rosemary in bloom. This one is supposed to be pink, but I don't remember if it ever was. It has definitely been a lavender colour for the last few years.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) blooming. This purple one has been blooming for about a week, and a white one is just starting.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Did a workshop on "Straps and O-rings" at Nicole Mallalieu's studio. Fantastic!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Why not just demolish the whole thing? Why did they keep just that tiny section of the original house? Especially when the woodwork seems to be all rotten down the right-hand side.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


A bee on my lavender.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Balconies make a fascinating patchwork pattern on a building under construction in the city.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Noticed this lovely street tree which is starting to flower.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Did some work on the second-last Red Delicious block.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

More Transplants

The first ones still look OK, but they need to be kept under shadecloth for a while yet. I put them out in the sun for a couple of minutes and they started drooping immediately.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wild Weather

The sky turned black at 2:30 in the afternoon, before flinging down hailstones the size of marbles.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010


This was a house this morning. I always wish there was some warning before this happens, so that I could go in and grab any interesting plants, or at least take cuttings from the garden.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


This sedum came with my garden. Last year I divided it up and now it is beginning to flower in a few corners of the garden.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Second Flowering

I've never realised before that this callistemon flowers twice a year. It flowered in October, and here it is again. Fewer bottlebrushes this time, and there seem to be fewer flowers in each brush.

I wonder if it does this every year?

Monday, March 1, 2010