Sunday, 4 December 2016

My daylily seedlings 2016

Seed sown 2014; first flowers 2016. Not all  have flowered yet. Conditions were not optimal.

Seedling  Bossa Nova 2016

Seedling Jodel 2016

Seedling mini Softie 2016

Seedling mini Sofie 2016

Seedling mini Yellow Button 2016

Seedling Oma's Kiss 2016

Seedling mini Trin 2016

Seedling Spider Starling 2016

Seedling Violetta 2016

Seedling Minimouse 2016

Seedling Flamenco 2016

Seedling Billy's Joy 2016

Seedling Golden Door 2016

Seedling Delie 2016

Seedling Abendsonne 2016

Seedling Aplomb 2016

Seedling BonBon 2016 has not yet reached its full potential, but I am sure it will in its second year of flowering. So I give it another chance.

Seedling Nile 2016

Seedling Carina 2016 has not reached its full potential, another chance for this one as well. If it does not improve it will be discarded. Generally the second flowering is better. 

Seedling Mona 2016

31/01 2018 Added  some flowered in 2017

Seedling Allegra

Seedling Aria

Seedling Birdie


Seedling Caramia

Seedling Primadonna

Seedling LilliM

Seedling Berry

Seedling Evensong

Seedling Trixie

There are more, but some have not yet flowered.

Believe it or not:

Tomorrow is another day!

© Photos mygarden Ts

Saturday, 3 December 2016

To the end of year...2016


Spiral ginger



Bromeliad Pitcairnia

Hoya carnosa


Darling Billy passed away 3.September 2016, always remembered.

Native cats whiskers, I love this folksy name.

Essentials from the kitchen garden, for their beauty and wellness agents.

Some wicked. fantastic, native bees building their hives.


Trees, plant trees!

Chickens, Kitchen and Garden" work well together.  I could not imagine living without these essentials for a healthy and happy life.

A herb garden is a must it might be just a few pots to tend every day.

...and sometimes you might be inspired by something growing in the kitchen garden.


Fresh from the are what you eat.

Citrus fruit are slowly changing colour.

It was a big one, nearly one kg. Rollinia a big tree with an abundance of fruit.


A bouquet of roses from the garden.

Awesome flowers of a native paperbark, food for many birds and insects from ants to bees.

At this time of year the kitchen garden is prolific.


Red is a prominent colour in winter. Gerbera.

Slavia Adenophora flowers through winter into  late spring.

Geraniums like the cooler seasons.

Tomatoes are  can be harvested nearly  throughout the year.


Winter is blooming colourful.

Dendrobium Orchids, as beautiful they look, as easy they are to grow on trees.

Nothing can replace the wonderful geraniums.

Light and shade on a Alexandra Palm tree trunk decorated with Lichen "doilies".


my favourite month of the year.

The first Hippeastrums.

Rose Crepuscule


Dendrobium Orchids, as tough as old boots.


... and more of the flamboyant Hippeastrums, grown from seed over 30 years.

Not to forget the beautiful Jacaranda flowering through October and November.


Showing of a few of the lovely spider dsylilies, surley becoming my favourites.

just started

December 10. 3:39 PM 

Scenting the garden;

Lovely Duranta 'Geisha Lady' flowers have a vanilla scent.

Beautifully scented Lantana white and purple flower together. 

As we had some rain the lovely  rain lilies Pink Zephyrantes make a lovely show along the driveway.

Boxing day, 26/12/2016


Lovely rain refreshed the garden.
Agave attenuata

Bobby, born 20/07/2016
She helps in the garden, digging holes. She has a sweet nature and is a clever girl. 

A few pictures from the butterfly garden from last year at the same time 30/12/2015

This year was so dry most of the time all these have not flowered at all this year.

Pentas are generally tough, but this year there is not much of a show.

The beautiful cone flower/Echinacea has neither made an appearance. 

Kangaroo Paw is still green but also no flowers. 

The last Photo from this year, Lagerstoemia speciosa/ Pride of India, flowering now.

All Photos from my garden Ts

Do not follow a ready made path, do make your own trail, your own steps into the unknown 2017. Ts

Happy New Year to all.