Garden Update – May 2015

It has been quite a long while since I have shared a garden update so here are a few close ups of our wintery garden for you.

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A little rusty but still works a treat

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Young and tender Brazilian pepper corns

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We have planted spekboom around the perimeter of our garden – can’t wait for it to fill out – need to do a post on this incredible plant

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Pete’s protea keeps on growing and growing

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Our very first and only olive

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Poor pot has been waiting forever for something to be planted in it

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The last of the fig leaves

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Love how ferns are green all year around

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Quite normal having coral in the garden

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Water tank tap is nearly hidden

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A lot of cat claws have been sharpened here


46 thoughts on “Garden Update – May 2015

  1. I love that you still have color in the winter. That’s my biggest complaint about our winters, the lack of color. Love that little olive. So cute! You have a beautiful garden Mandy. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the garden tour, you have some very gorgeous and interesting plants, the bird of paradise is so beautiful. What you call spekboom looks like a jade plant. What are you going to plant in your lovely garden pot?

    • I will have to google a jade plant Norma. Spekboom is such a fascinating plant. I will do a post next week dedicated to it. I have not quite decided what is going in the pot, but I think I will plant a “mother in laws tongue” which gorws extremely well here, even indoors. Have a super week. 🙂 xo

  3. Beautiful photos Mandy! I have been thinking about getting ferns for our apartment as I heard they help with cleaning the air and living here I need all the help I can get…

    • Thanks Bam! Oh, you should definitely get spekboom. I will do a post on it next week. Most incredible plant! Didn’t know that about ferns – our back garden is riddled with ferns so I must be getting extra doses of clean air. How wonderful! Have a great day. 🙂 xo

  4. I want a brazilian peppercorn plant! And those succulent plants are looking very healthy!

    • Thanks so much Charlie. Dear olive has just got a mate – so we are now proudly watching 2 olives grow and turn purple. The little windmill gets a quick spray of WD40 every now and again when it starts squeaking. Have a lovely day. 🙂 xo

    • Can’t believe after looking for weeks on end we have just spotted a second one. Don’t see much hope for these 2 wee olives other than rotting on the tree. They have both just started turning purple/black. Have a great day Glenda. 🙂 xo

  5. Beautiful photos. I hope you have big plans for your olive. 🙂
    We had only one blueberry one year. We gave it an honorable farewell.

    • Thanks Bill! I feel we are going to have to think of something special for our dear little olive, although we did spot a second one just yesterday so now that we have a pair, it is going to have to be an auspicious affair! Have a great day. 🙂 xo

  6. We have had rain and hail for weeks now and all I want to do is get out to the garden! Ugh, just a few more days. Your garden is lovely with such variety and I love the rusty metal art. Gardens do as much to tend our soul as we do to tend them. 🙂

    • Oh Judy, I do hope the hail hasn’t done damage to your garden. I would not survive long without being able to potter around in the garden, even if I just mow the lawn. Have a great day. 🙂 xo

  7. You’re wintry garden doesn’t look anything like my wintry garden at all. Everything looks very lovely but I really love that rusted windmill. I’m on a big kick about things that have an aged & banged up look – they just seem to have more personality.
    Poor little olive. I’m glad you found 1 more so you & Pete don’t have to argue over it. One martini for each of you I guess.

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