There have been times recently as we’ve moved from season to season I’ve felt like a bit of a fraud. I’ve been gaily
gloating mentioning our warmer temperatures to other bloggers and what does fickle Miss Spring do – well she decides she’s going to back off for a day or two (or should I say night or two……. Blankets removed have been replaced!)
For putting up with the return of some rather cool nights we have been ‘rewarded’ with some rather nice days just right for early morning walking and seeing these bursts of colour along the way has certainly put a spring in my step.
These days Gazanias come in a variety of colours however I love the sunny look of the yellow which I tend to think is the original. And doesn’t it look grand making itself comfortable on both sides of this fence.
At one time I had some of the supposedly easy to grow Osteospermum in my garden Not sure where it went to because it’s not to be found anywhere out there. Maybe it wandered away just like this cool looking plant seems to be doing.
I have to admit I don’t know the name of this little creeper – it looked like a minature Covolvulus but there was no one around to ask. It certainly looked happy to sprawl in and around that corner of the fence near the letter box.
And back home I see a self sown Erigeron has once again taken over a corner spot of our old garage. I cut it right back at the end of Autumn and each year it grows back bigger and this year seems to have taken over half the pathway as well.
Patches of Arctotis are beginning to show colour around the garden……making me smile when I see their open flower heads turned up to the sky. So easy to grow, dig up a piece with even the finest of roots on the end and it takes off in no time. Takes off alright – it’ll cover a bare patch quick as wink – no wonder years ago a generous friend asked me if i wanted some bits she’d dug up 😊
This is the last of one of my favourite spring flowering bulbs – the Bluebell. Once the green leaves poke through the ground I’m on the lookout for those stalks topped with droopy heads loaded with those ‘blue bells’. These and the ubiquitous Daffodils are the only two flowers that remind me of Spring as I was growing up in England.
Now depending on whether you like them or regard them as a pest here’s a bit of Australia for you – up at the park the other day I was entertained by this Noisy Miner as he/she flitted about posing on the lower branch of a gum tree. (These photos will enlarge with a click)