I've not been posting a lot 'cos there have been many up and down days of late but I was out in the back garden this week and discovered there is lots of colour out there which made my heart glad so thought I'd share some of it with you. Ours is not a spectacular garden but at least it's ours.
Here are two miniature bouganvilleas and a very colourful lantana. Nobody bothered to tell the mauve bouganvillea that it was a miniature and it keeps sending out these long spikes. The other one is much better behaved although it seems to have changed colour somewhat this year.
This is a yellow, much smaller, lantana with blue plumbago in the background and there is even a bird of paradise flower wanting to be in the picture as well. We have a white plumbago as well as a blue one in the front garden and over the years I've trained the blue one up a eucalypt (gum tree) and it is quite surprising at times to see the lovely blue flowers quite high up in the tree.
My potted roses are doing well this year and I still enjoy the change of colour as the bloooms age.
These are the yellow pansies that Phil planted specially for me and they have continued to give us joy over many weeks.
There is also some colour in the front garden with rusellia in bloom and the Kings Park Special bottlebrush is still flowering. We are also lucky to enjoy Gwen's jacaranda trees which are right next door. The daisies have flowered but there are lots of new plants that have come up so should be more flowers out there soon.
I long for the days of planting annuals but it is too much work for us now so we have to content ourselves with flowering shrubs and any plants that come up of their own accord and we always welcome them to our garden. I can't say the same for the countless weeds but they are of course one of the problems if you have a garden aren't they? You just take the bad with the good.