Early morning garden snaps

In Australia we are in the middle of winter but still have some spring-like surprises in the garden.

My lemon thyme – photographed this morning – has spread out and is hanging beautifully over the raised garden bed.

A selection of my growing collection of succulents are enjoying some early morning sunshine.

Sprays of buds on my cymbidium orchid are ready to burst open.

The kalanchoe is almost showing its bright orange flowers, which will contrast nicely with the glossy green leaves.

A dainty light green and waxy-leaved groundcover – Sedum ‘Little missy’ – has almost covered the top of this pot and has spread over the edge.

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Dendrobium Orchids

These Dendrobium nobile orchids were my among my father’s favourite orchids and I have grown these specimens from rooted stems divided from his original plants. Blooming later in spring, they are a welcome patch of colour when most cymbidium orchids have finished flowering.

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Orchids and Cyclamen

This beautiful Cymbidium Orchid Рwhich belonged to my mother Рhad three amazing spikes this year, I divided  the plant last year and look forward to seeing more flowers next spring.  My Cyclamen has profusely flowered in the same small pot for three years and continues to delight.

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