Friday, October 22, 2010

Progress, at least outdoors

I've sourced a couple of small items for the family room recently, and have my eye on a few other likely candidates, but that's as far as things have gone with the inside over the past couple of weeks. So there's nothing to report, really. I'm hanging out for Cup week, when I have some leave planned and might actually get something done.

Meanwhile, Spring has finally arrived and the garden is putting on some growth, so at least there's been some progress there. A quick tour:

The kangaroo paws are all flowering madly, making a nice bright splash against the house wall outside my studio.

My succulent garden has put on some amazing growth over winter, and the variety of plants constantly suprise me with flowers at different times. These two are covered with buds about to burst open:

My "jungle" in the corner is growing well and should provide enough shade in a year or two for my giant bird's nest fern. Fingers crossed, anyway.

The scleranthus are still on their mission to take over the world.

The tiger grass may be tattered on the tips from the winter winds and frost, but new shoots are growing like the clappers.

The cannas are throwing up new leaves and this one is even flowering early.

And the herbs have gone completely mental.

The sage...

...and thyme are flowering.

And my parsley, self-sown from seed, is now a beautiful frilly clump. I can never get excited about continental parsley; I much prefer the curly variety.

The Chinese star jasmine around the side is impersonating a Triffid and things are happening in the front yard too, but that's a whole other post.

It's nice to see nature doing its thing.


southies said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! kek. You have amazingly GREEN fingers. What on earth are you doing to get such growth???? *scratches head*

My murrayas have just now started going "ballistic" (not nearly enough though) but what a long wait ! I'm dying for them to grow quickly so we can get privacy from the street.

Kek said...

I don't think I can take much credit Southies...other than good old Seasol and molasses (same as you) and some pruning and weeding, I haven't done anything, really. You should see my natives... dianella, carex, correas... they're amazing.

Your plants are doing great and they'll be double the size before you know it.