A Day In The A Blue Mountains.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I welcome you to take your time and browse , visiting my bush garden and discovering the wonders of my city within a national park; Blue Mountains National Park. Via my blog you will travel with me through the successes, trials and tribulations of gardening on a bush block. I share with you my patchwork & quilting, knitting, paper crafts, cooking and life in general.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

This Month In The Garden

July - 
National Tree Day 28th July 2013
No, I'm not going to share anything about my veggie patch...it's too embarrassing.  I need help in that area.

Instead I will take you on a little tour of our small suburban block which in reality is called a bush-block in our part of the world.  I'd swear that there are some areas that have never experienced the fall of a human foot because of how densely the vegetation grows.

Miss Five had a sleepover last night and this morning asked if she could go 'bush-bashing'.
I'm not sure where she's heard this term before but she knows exactly what it means. 

Miss Five donned her boots.
We'd had a late breakfast and by the time Mr Honey Pie and I had finished our coffees, the cold morning had given way to a comfortably warm day.

Here is a daisy picked from our neighbour's garden. 

Our garden is just over one thousand metres squared. And yes, bushing-bashing is something easily achieved in our 'garden'.

Our rock orchid hasn't flowered in years so it's exciting to see some buds on it this year.

Boronia rosmarinifolia grows prolifically on the south side of the garden.

I visit the solo Casurina (She Oak)once or twice a year, just to make sure it's still thriving.  It has been a very slow grower and grows at the bottom of the slope making it difficult to access.

This year's Wattle Flowers are spectacular.  And their season has only just began.

Native Violet, above, make a pretty cut flower which last well.
I use my crystal violet vase to put them in.

The cone flower is in bud.

There are many names for the above native plant, one is Snottygobble, another is Geebung, the botanical name is Persoonia.  I think this one might be the Broad Leaved Persoonia. 

Yes, this tree is growing on a lean, unfortunately it will probably have to be removed as it has drooped over the road just a little more over the last week or so.

Isn't the colour of these "Happy Wanderer" (Hardenbergia)flowers intense?  This plant likes to trail down slopes or climb up small bushes.

Here is our little cottage, perched high on a hill, surrounded by virgin bush-land.

A delicate flowering bush grows on our nature strip. (Above)

The naturally pitted and gnarled trunk of an Angophora tree growing in the bush across the road from our house.

These fern trees have shot up in the last year or two.  They grow in a gully, also across the street.

A young New South Wales Christmas Bush.

Little Miss Five was intrigued by the gum tree sap we found beneath a tree.

These puff balls are supposedly edible but I don't think they look at all appetizing. 

Here's a little surprise we found whilst scrounging around in the leaf litter...I think it's called a House centipede.  I'm glad we didn't have our first encounter in the house...

Native cockroaches are slightly more pleasant than their European counterparts...and they live outdoors.
The Giant Burrowing Cockroach makes an unusual pet.  But I don't think this one is as large as the Giant Burrowing Cockroach.

And these are fungi...which I at first thought were Turkey Tail mushrooms...but they look more like moths!

Well...here is something from the veggie patch that I couldn't resist sharing with you.  It's actually a fruit...not a veg.
This is a cutting I took in autumn from our mulberry tree...can you see the mulberries? I'm not sure if this normal.  But there you go.

These plants and animals are just a fraction of what grows and lives in our garden.
I hope you enjoyed visiting today.

1 comment:

  1. Such an interesting array of plants and insects! Nothing like we see around here. Thanks for sharing them!


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