https://flic.kr/p/o6fe9K | Early Winter | Growth of most things are slowing right down, but a little warmth from a sunny Winter's day is enough to keep the weeds, Westringea, Sontolina and Pittosporum tobira buns growing enough to need the occasional haircut.  Giant grassy Miscanthus has taken on Autumn colours in the background and miniature Agapanthus seed heads in foreground will stay until something more interesting appears in this garden.

https://flic.kr/p/o6fe9K | Early Winter | Growth of most things are slowing right down, but a little warmth from a sunny Winter's day is enough to keep the weeds, Westringea, Sontolina and Pittosporum tobira buns growing enough to need the occasional haircut. Giant grassy Miscanthus has taken on Autumn colours in the background and miniature Agapanthus seed heads in foreground will stay until something more interesting appears in this garden.

https://flic.kr/p/nF3uGM | Empty Agapanthus seed heads | Late afternoon sun finally came through after a dull day - lights up the clipped Mediterranean plants and a miniature Agapanthus' seed heads.

Late afternoon sun finally came through after a dull day - lights up the clipped Mediterranean plants and a miniature Agapanthus' seed heads.

https://flic.kr/p/yfX1N5 | OCD Garden | Obsessive Compulsive Clipping garden of tough Mediterranean plants.

Obsessive Compulsive Clipping garden of tough Mediterranean plants.

https://flic.kr/p/eayDyT | Ripe Quince | The most generous trees you could hope for in a Mediterranean garden.  Quinces don't need much love but give so much back; beautiful blossoms in the Spring and massive fragrant fruit in the Autumn.  Our biggest challenge is to pick before the Crimson Rosellas take them before we've made our first batch of Quince paste!

https://flic.kr/p/eayDyT | Ripe Quince | The most generous trees you could hope for in a Mediterranean garden. Quinces don't need much love but give so much back; beautiful blossoms in the Spring and massive fragrant fruit in the Autumn. Our biggest challenge is to pick before the Crimson Rosellas take them before we've made our first batch of Quince paste!

https://flic.kr/p/NeNgpo | Sunken Garden Flag Iris | Burgundy Iris germanica colour-matched with our local rocks :-)

Burgundy Iris germanica colour-matched with our local rocks :-)

https://flic.kr/p/e2jhXG | Sacrifice Pit Summer 2013 | Despite the torrid Summer, the Lomandras planted near the sitting rocks are still surviving.  Melaleucas along the edge of the dam some years ago now look quite at home.  Why on earth would the creators of this Indian festival pot paint just one ring green?

Despite the torrid Summer, the Lomandras planted near the sitting rocks are still surviving. Melaleucas along the edge of the dam some years ago now look quite at home. Why on earth would the creators of this Indian festival pot paint just one ring green?

https://flic.kr/p/qPS2eN | Clipped Garden Sept 2014 | Becoming a favourite garden; the OCD clipping of these shrubs still doesn't supress their individuality- they all have their own space and character yet compliment their close neighbours.  If I could, I would clip and snip the whole garden this way.

Becoming a favourite garden; the OCD clipping of these shrubs still doesn't supress their individuality- they all have their own space and character yet compliment their close neighbours. If I could, I would clip and snip the whole garden this way.

https://flic.kr/p/o6gc2X | Quince early Winter | The Quadrant of Quinces produced an abundance of fruit this season that mostly the Crimson Rosellas feasted for weeks on.  Fortunately there was still more than enough remaining fruit to make a few batches of paste to share with friends and eat with stinky French cheese mmmm.

https://flic.kr/p/o6gc2X | Quince early Winter | The Quadrant of Quinces produced an abundance of fruit this season that mostly the Crimson Rosellas feasted for weeks on. Fortunately there was still more than enough remaining fruit to make a few batches of paste to share with friends and eat with stinky French cheese mmmm.

https://flic.kr/p/qaDFGi | Veggie Patch Sept 2014 | Driest Spring for years; beans failed but if you were fast enough to catch the bolting broccoli, there was a plentiful harvest!

Driest Spring for years; beans failed but if you were fast enough to catch the bolting broccoli, there was a plentiful harvest!

https://flic.kr/p/o4n32G | Goodwill Chooks | Gateway to the Vegetable Garden; 2 tin chooks from India bless all those who pull a weed or tend the Veggies.  Sunlight illuminates the last of the Autumn leaves on Sultana grapevine.

Gateway to the Vegetable Garden; 2 tin chooks from India bless all those who pull a weed or tend the Veggies. Sunlight illuminates the last of the Autumn leaves on Sultana grapevine.

https://flic.kr/p/ksiTWN | Veggie Garden Summer | View towards Vegetable Garden.  This summer it's experienced all types of vermin; strawberry-scoffing lizards, tomato-trashing bingeing blackbirds and apple-munching ravenous rosellas.... have picked a few herbs however.

View towards Vegetable Garden. This summer it's experienced all types of vermin; strawberry-scoffing lizards, tomato-trashing bingeing blackbirds and apple-munching ravenous rosellas. have picked a few herbs however.

https://flic.kr/p/ksieoe | Santolina & Stonework | Indestructible Santolina needs to be reigned in regularly, otherwise this beautiful stonework would be engulfed.

Indestructible Santolina needs to be reigned in regularly, otherwise this beautiful stonework would be engulfed.

https://flic.kr/p/e35F5u | Rose Walk March 2013 | Third bloom for this season for the Icebergs - they love the heavy mulching of lucerne hay.  A new Buxus hedge has been planted to discourage blackbirds from throwing mulch onto lawn isn't actually working yet.

Third bloom for this season for the Icebergs - they love the heavy mulching of lucerne hay. A new Buxus hedge has been planted to discourage blackbirds from throwing mulch onto lawn isn't actually working yet.

https://flic.kr/p/dyZ8QQ | PaintingGardenIrises | This garden is without question the most changeable throughout the seasons - this pic taken mid-spring whilst Echium, flag irises and Lamb's Ears (Lamium) all showing off.

This garden is without question the most changeable throughout the seasons - this pic taken mid-spring whilst Echium, flag irises and Lamb's Ears (Lamium) all showing off.

https://flic.kr/p/e35FCU | Arty Farty Garden March 2013 | Myrtus topiary with Liriope starting to flower.  Background to the left are Sedum with favourite Miscanthus.

Myrtus topiary with Liriope starting to flower. Background to the left are Sedum with favourite Miscanthus.

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