Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Around My Garden Today

What a lovely day! I spent some of it in the garden, and some in my sewing room. Here's a few shots of happenings in the garden.

Several callistemons are bursting into flower. I especially like this pinkish one.

Gladiolus flowers popping open.
I don't know what species this is, but it may be Gladiolus carneus.

Bearded irises opening a couple of weeks earlier than last year.

Around the middle of the day the back yard was suddenly full of incredibly loud buzzing. I looked up, and saw a swarm of bees flying around near the back fence. I ran inside to get my camera, but by the time I got back they had disappeared. I thought they had flown off, but an hour or so later I realised that in fact they had settled in one of my plum trees:
They are far too high up for anyone to try and catch them this time. I hope they find somewhere to fly to before my neighbours call the council again.


  1. Lovely flowers and bad luck about the bees. I hope they find a happy new home without causing any more trouble.

  2. yes i immediately thought about the neighbours and council, you seem to attract those rampaging bees. beautiful iris. I rolled one up in silk tonight from a friend's garden, now i'm waiting to see how successful the colour will be.