"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

-Skybax rider motto

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Good things come to those who wait (and wait, and wait)

This cactus was bought 25 years ago as one of those fun novelties, the ones with eyes & glasses.
it never flowered, just grew & grew.  I shoved it outside and out of the way as I felt quite disgusted with it,
so it grew a few more friends to keep it company.  I could never quite bring myself to leave it behind when shifting house.  Anyway whether conditions were perfect or it just needed to grow up, it has decided to honour my patience with my favourite coloured flower and a few more to come as well!

stormy weather threatening, but thats all it was, weak effort in the end

Lazy photo's taken from my chair, well it was wine oclock!

Bella the clever talking dog, but only if she has something in her mouth.
beautiful agaves, sad lawn, perfect evening for some good cheer!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Aloe, Aloe, my little Aloe's

Aloe juvenna

Photo's of all my Aloes now dug up & potted, ready for relocation.  A memory jogger, as I know I will forget which one is which & what it does once Im in the midst of gardening again.  The Chief keeps quietly reminding me "that we are not going to rush in & plant willy nilly are we?" but oh, it will be so so hard not to.

Aloe mountain gem
Aloe plicatilis - fan aloe
 Am yet to dig this one up, in one year it has grown so much as it was tiny when first planted!
Aloe spinossisima

Think A striata, but needs some tlc to recover from burns
Aloe striata - coral aloe

 Aloe dont know

Aloe dont know

is this even an aloe?

Aloe gemini

Aloe dorian black
Aloe mitriformis

Thursday, 15 November 2012

My first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Russelia equisetiformis (coral plant) & gazania

Well, I have to remember what to do, but have looked at all the other bloggers who post & although their flowers look better (different to mine) Im going to give it a go!
Tibouchina "Jazzy" is now looking heathy after a dose of iron chelates (thanks Dad!)
Brachyscombe, "Pacific Reef"

Another Brachyscombe "Mauve Mist"
The last of the pansies & the start of the ever invasive evening primrose.
Mandevilla "aloha red"

Ozothamnus diotophyllus - Yellow rice flower "Gold dust" (an Australian native)
Chrysocephalum is still going strong & will last all summer long.
Trailing Geranium - Meckering (my name for it)


Saturday, 10 November 2012

"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. Its our goal in life to find it and keep it lit."

(Mary Lou Retton)
Christmas Lillies or whatever!  These little buggers are very hard to get rid of, two bulbs were planted about 5 years ago & although they are pretty I planted them in the wrong spot.  Every year since I have pulled them out, only to have them come back in full force the next year.  They are very drought hardy & so am considering pulling some up again to take with me to new garden.  Note to self:  think long & hard about the planting position, too late once in ground to change mind - be patient when in planning stage, dont rush into the best bit too soon!
Am so excited about my new garden, my fire is burning me to death!