While most of Melbourne was engrossed in the game going on at the MCG (Richmond v Adelaide Aussie Rules Grand Final) I pottered about outside. Notice the brown stuff on the ground to the right of this photo – it’s the last of the leaves that dropped from the tree that is now covered in soft green new ones. Wouldn’t you think it would give me time to rake them up before sprouting new ones 😊
If you look carefully you can see there’s Spring lavender flowering round the washing line – hopefully I’ll be able to use it regularly again soon without having to keep resorting to the little one one the deck. The little one is great during the Winter when it’s wet but in my mind there’s nothing nicer than washing that’s had a good blow in the fresh air.
And can you see the growth on the rose bushes below the strappy leaves of the Agapanthus – in what I laughingly call the Blue Bed’ – called that because most are a lavender colour 😊 There are some early buds there as well which means it wont be long before I can have roses in the hallway again.
A few years ago I used to feature Flowers in the Hallway on a weekly flower meme which now appears to have been disbanded. Would you like to see some?
I’d pop lots of different flowers in a vase on that half round table (mainly roses mixed with whatever else was blooming) and depending on where the sun was on those summer days there could be a ‘cool’ or a ‘warm’ appearance to the hallway. So even though there’s a similar look in these photos I can assure you they were taken over a period of time/weeks.
Last summer was a rotten season for roses in my garden. I’m hoping for better things this year, the first Spring flush won’t be long but those big headed full blown ones usually arrive late in the season after the New Year.
(Oh and btw please don’t ask me to name them – name tags on garden plants have a habit of going walkabout 😊😊)
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