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Sunday, 24 February 2013

This Month In The Garden - February

With all the rain we've been having fungi are popping up all over the garden.
The one above is especially eye catching.

Here's a bird's eye view of a banksia flower.

The autumn crocus is right on cue.

The flowering echinacea (above) and the flowering ginger (below) have been bathing the garden with the most glorious perfume.

The vegetable section of the garden has produced almost zilch this summer...3 cucumbers, 2 tomatoes, and I think that's it.
The herbs on the other hand are going beautifully.

My strawberry plants are looking very lush but alas, not flowers or fruit.

I think I need help with the vegetable patch.
I have asked for a consultation with a gardener but I'm not sure when this will be happening.


  1. Love the fungi at top of page - perfect fairy hangout don't yea think?
    Love Leanne

    1. Agreed Leanne, my Grand Daughter has already christened it the Tooth Fairy Mushroom. (She's yet to loose a tooth). xxx

  2. Great photos Sweetpea, I especially love the Banksia flower :)

  3. Sorry you vege garden never did so well this year SP. I just read, also, you personal information. "Manager of Home Affairs" Does that mean a stay-at-home wife and keeper? A vital job and I'm sure that your efforts are appreciated - Dave

    1. Vital indeed Dave, and the older I become...the more my efforts seem to be needed (and therefore I'm hoping appreciated). I often wonder how people with multiple grand children cope!

  4. Amazing images. I love the first two! Well, I love them all, but the first two are so unusual. I have never seen either before.
    Wish I new what to tell you about your strawberries.

    1. Thanks for dropping by Terri...
      I've never seen this type of fungus before either but this year they're popping up everywhere in our garden due to the wet.
      The Banksia is a native Australian plant which comes in a multitude of sizes and colours. xxx


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