The peaceful Buddha, a gift from our daughter, a carved pagoda nestling in between swaying Lomandra Tanika grasses and a beautiful water feature, an anniversary gift from our children.Add a comment
Kalanchoe add a bright and pretty touch with their red flowers and shiny scalloped leaves. The vintage water kettle makes a good container and the bronze pagoda blends into the scene.Add a comment
French Lavender is strongly aromatic with the typical lavender fragrance and has soft grey-green leaves. I took this photo with a muted background of Nandina to make an interesting contrast.Add a comment
Pottery owls, a gremlin and an owl carved out of hebel make interesting additions to the garden.
Bromeliad flowers add a touch of spring to any garden. This unusual Bromeliad was given to me by my sister and flowers with at least two bracts every spring, it has long smooth-edged leaves and prefers a shady spot, mine is growing well in a pot.Add a comment
Magnolia stellata, sometimes called the star magnolia, is a slow-growing shrub or small tree native to Japan. It has beautiful star-shaped flowers in early spring, these are followed by light green leaves. This magnolia is perfect for our small garden, it has doubled in size over the past five years and is now about 2 metres tall.1 comment
The amazing Cordyline australis – gifted to our garden from our grandson – has recently flowered and we are enjoying the contrast of delicate sprays of buds and flowers against the strappy purple leaves.Add a comment
The soft new leaves on the Viburnum are in stark contrast to the older leaves which are hard and leathery. Flowering in spring with delightful white flowers was an invitation to foraging bees. Our Viburnum hedge needed a good prune as it was growing over the path and towering to about four meters and not allowing sun into the neighbouring garden.
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- Rhoeo have dark green leaves with a glossy purple colour underneath.
- Bromeliads, dainty and colourful, are a wonderful addition to any garden.
- Rhaphiolepis indica or Indian Hawthorn, with its beautiful pink flowers.
- Mixed Succulents make a pretty picture.
- Cordyline australis is an elegant plant which has strappy purple leaves.