"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

-Skybax rider motto

Wednesday, 26 August 2015


Dendrobium speciosum

Conospermum triplinervium

Chrysocephalum apiculatum

Aloe in Fitzy Fence Garden

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Bloom Day August

Small things :)
Dipladenia Citrine

Armeria Alliacea - Pink Petite

Tulbaghia cominsii - Fairy Star

Dianthus caryophyllus - mini carnation

Geranium - Rozanne

Geranium - Nanna Pim

Aloe - Bush Baby Yellow

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Alstroemeria - Elaine

Dendrobium Speciosum - Sydney Rock Lilly

Leucanthemum x superbum - Shasta Daisy
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -

Friday, 7 August 2015

More newbies

Largerstroemia indica x L. fauriei 
Part of the Indian Summer Series, Crepe Myrtle "Lipan"
Purchased bare rooted last weekend from Guildford Town Garden centre. I have planted this next to the vegie gardens, it was completely bare when I purchased it, the garden centre lady pruned it for me & no word of a lie it was budding the very next day after I planted it.
The label says Lipan is a tough small tree with year round interest.  Medium lavender coloured flowers in late summer, reaching 4m High by 3m wide.  Hope it sticks to the label dimensions!!
Beneath my Crepe Myrtle I have planted Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope"
Gorgeous variegated foliage with pink flowers spring to autumn

Buddleja davidii, The Buzz series. this one is ivory.
These dwarf buddleja only grow to 1m in height with creamy white flowers.

Lastly tufty grass Carex oshimensis, hopefully the Crepe Myrtle will give this little grass the protection it needs from the summer sun, because I really want it to survive, coz I really like it!~

Monday, 27 July 2015

New Plants

Dad gave me some plants he had been nurturing for quite some time, a little pot bound & in need of planting out, I am very happy to oblige as I desperately need to fill some gaps.

Chamelaucium uncinatum purple pride aka Geraldton wax.  Endemic to Western Australia, its almost mandatory to have a geraldton wax in the garden somewhere, they are so gorgeous when grown & in full bloom, beautiful flowers for the vase & so hardy once established.  
Chamelaucium unicinatum
There he is looking a little forlorn but natives are fast growers & this time next year it will be at least double this size.  In this picture also I have an Alogyne, Acacia, Conostylis, Hebe & Luecadendron.  Front western corner next to footpath.
Mum was a little reluctant to part with this pretty Leptospermum scorparian, Ashburton wax aka New Zealand tea tree, but it grows to 2m in height & they have no room left in their garden, so lucky me!
The tea tree is also planted in the front garden, but closer to the house.  I wanted to get them in quickly as we are expecting some rain tomorrow, hopefully it will go east as well.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Glorious rain!

For the month of July we have had 100 beautiful mils of rain, my little tank is full & I need a tap put on it so I can access the goods.
Maidenhair is quite suprisingly looking vibrant, Im sure she is usually at her peak in summer, may shes going to peak twice this year!
Time to put this cordyline in the ground, just deciding where is the issue at the moment.
I purchased one pot of tropicanna black, belted it into 4 bits & now have 4 for the price of one, just hope they all survive.
Planted not far from the canna's is one of my all time favourite daisy's, Brachyscombe lilac sunrise, a new release this year & so pretty.
Brachyscombe Lilac Sunrise
A little dwarf chrysanthemum bought from Big W, the colour of the flower complementing the euphorbia stalk perfectly.

See I did get some clay content in my Gin Gin loam, gosh wouldnt it be awful if there was too much, from one extreme to another.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015


Not much going on in this July garden in the flower department.
Ageratum Houstonianum - Perennial ageratum

The gorgeous fluffy flowers of the Ageratum

My trusty little euphorbia has not stopped flowering since I got it!
Euphorbia Lipstick
Last legs!
So disappointed with this aloe, hopefully as it gets older its flowers will have more substance.
Aloe winter Bells


Bacopa gulliver


Not sure which thryptomene this is, its a cutting from Dad's garden.

Thats it from my winter garden, there are lots of summer ones over at

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Teeny Tiny Box

Buxus Microphylla - Japonica
an evergreen shrub grown for its rounded tight shape, with small dark green foliage, makes an excellent low hedge, so say the the tag.
grows to a height of 60cm by the same width.
I have planted it at the junction of paving, Left hand side done by moi, right hand side  laid ever so neatly & precisely by Skybax 2.  I have been politely asked if I am thinking of re doing my side!!!
Anyway the idea is that this little guy will grow to encompass that area as an orb, which is something to look forward to, hopefully he's not a slow grower.
Full view of paving with a little of one vegie garden at the edge.  Plants are the box of course, Aloe - bush baby yellow, Ageratum Houstonianum, Bracteantha - Mohave white & Hibiscus - Aussie Pink
Perth has had a nice lot of rain for July, but precious little went over the scarp to the wheatbelt unfortunately. Our crops are feeling very thirsty.