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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last day in the old year; Thursday, 31/12/2015




We may enjoy time, waste time,  but we never can ignore it.Ts


Billy the book dog;





Our good handyman/gardener has done a good job weeding out a very beautiful but aggressive ground cover/climber which was growing under the trees for many years.  He has mulched the area as well. I kept the tree aloe and some others, which I received from my neighbour, both flower beautifully in spring. 





The hens enjoy a big yard with Mango trees for shade.
As soon as I am around they follow me for treats.




If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
William Shakespeare




the B&B garden along the driveway;

Penta flowers beloved by butterflies and bees.





It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
William Shakespeare







Echinacea




Along the drive way;






Kangaroo Paw; 



Ethereal flowers of Salvia Peru blue.



Gladioli grow well in the subtropics.




Rose Crepuscule in the herb garden.




Happy New Year 2016


Believe it or not;
The simplest philosophy, everything has a beginning and an end. Ts


©Photos/text Ts Lavender & Vanilla

Monday, December 7, 2015

Summer blooms in many colours; come and walk with me...


Borders along the the drive way and the she shed.

LONGER DAYLIGHT



I planted a few Buddlejas, Summer Lilacs,  also called Butterfly bush, this spring.

BEACH



Agapanthus and pink Abutilon;
FLIPFLOPS



Perennial Petunia reseeds  readily.
SWIM



Abutilon yellow;



COLD DRINKS



Gladdies are great cut flowers, around for many weeks.

ICE CREAM



Salvias provide colour for many month;

HOLIDAYS



Orchid Oncidium, "Dancing Ladies produces long sprays up to 1 m long;

SAND







This tree plays host to many plants, here to a small leaved Hoya with green and wine red flowers. Other plants are different Bromeliads and orchids.

WATERMELON




Buddleja white mingling with blue Agapanthus and Verbena bonariensis.




Lagerstoemia, Crepe Myrtle;



THAT SUMMER FEELING



Ostespermum, African Daisy;

BAREFOOT




Clerodendron splendens;

Believe it or not;



© Photos/Text Ts  Lavender&Vanilla