I have been having so much fun learning about my awesome new camera that I thought it would be nice to show you around our garden.
I was thrilled to get what looks like a shimmer effect on the petals, so pretty. Honestly wasn’t my intention but I am proud all the same. I hope you can pick it up now that I have reduced the size of the photo.
Here is Pete’s favourite birds eye chilli bush. When we left for Mauritius, the garden was full of these little bushes that produce the most colourful fruit. They start off purple then turn orange and finally red when they are ready for harvesting. Sadly we returned to one lonesome little bush. Pete has just recently dried some seed and has sowed them into pots, so we should have baby bushes soon.
I think this is a paper bark acacia (you will soon learn that my garden knowledge is somewhat limited). We got the seed from our neighbour a few years back and it grew most successfully in a pot – Pete has serious green fingers or thumbs, never know which is the right terminology. We transplanted it next to the drive and whilst we were doing the island thing, it had the most peculiar growth. It grew a sturdy trunk which has been cut right down (now stands bare) and the tree has sprouted from around the base of the trunk. It is very unique. I will try get a shot of the whole tree to share with you.
I was really lucky to get this pic as this flower usually gets taken out by the weed eater. I am sure I could have captured a sharper image but the wind was blowing quite a bit – well that is my excuse and I am sticking to it. Do you possibly know what it is?
I have never noticed just how many of these bauble thingies are on the conifers. They remind me of spiders nests – not a pleasant thought!
This is a new development on the base of our one yellow wood trees – I hope it isn’t diseased. It appears to be very healthy, so I have decided that it just had a quick growth spurt and burst it’s bark seams.
Aah, we are inundated with loads of wasps nests/hives all around the garden and house. I hope that if I leave them alone that they will leave us alone. These fellows were frantically flapping their wings, to cool the hive possibly? It looked like they were mating too, so I’m not too sure what that was all about.
Our little baby was stalking leaves that were blowing around the garden. She was having so much fun dashing from one end of the garden to the other – attacking a leaf and destroying it in a couple of seconds before moving onto the next one and then all too soon was terribly bored with the whole affair and went to nap.
This here is the result of Pete “pruning” the conifers. I have been told they will take a l o n g time to fill if at all – oh dear. I am nearly over the ordeal, not quite but nearly.
We always seem to get the most odd shaped chillies – it is quite a rarity to get a smooth skinned “normal” looking chilli. I wonder if it has something to do with sun and shade?
Finally, these two snails decided to take up residence on either side of the marker in our tomato pot. I wonder if they knew about each other?
Thank you for taking a walk around the garden with me. I will share more photos once I have improved my photographic skills.
Have a happy day. 🙂