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/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!
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?
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.
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.
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.