"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

-Skybax rider motto

Monday 21 September 2015

Back Fence Border

Growing ever so slowly, probably because its being watched too closely.

Dutch iris are all blooming like mad, must have appreciated the division.

Society garlic was also divided,straight out of the pot.


looks as though I took this picture of the dog poo, but at the time I didnt notice it!

Tuesday 15 September 2015

New spring flowers

Heuchera Rave On Coral Bells.  In a pot with a camellia I dug out of original garden

Dampiera diversifolia, a little West Australian native I have always loved, but struggled to grow with any success, so we will see how it does in this pot with a cordyline

Begonia, also in a pot with a camellia, its a lot more healthy than its bed fellow thats for sure!

Spathyphyllum from Dads original plant, thought it was a little early to send up a flower spike,

Cyclamon on his last flowering legs, but still alive!!

Dendrobium Speciosum, also at the end of its flowers, but they have been so lovely.

Echeveria Perle Von Nuremburg

Brachyscome Brasco Violet next to rock, Cosmos atrosanguineus Chocolate cosmos, & Calibrachoa Apricot Eye, all growing next to a clematis which isnt doing anything.

Brachyscome Lilac Sunrise, 

Alstromeria Eliane, just keeps pumping out the blooms.

Aloe Bush Baby Yellow, same blooms from last month still going strong, osteospermum in the background.

Bacopa Gulliver Violet, gorgeous tough little ground cover, easy to break pieces off & transplant

Scaevola, this one was sold as triple treat.

Salvia Mystic Spires Blue, just very small still but flowering away.

Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow

Lychnis Passion, this one is new to me so not sure how it will go in the summer heat, but am loving the hot pink flowers.

Rhodanthemum African Eyes

Bracteantha Mohave White, This plant would be twice the size if Bella had not chased a cat on top of it.

Nemesia Aromatica Toyal Blue

Verbena Aztec Plum Magic

Dahlia Salinas

Dutch Iris, bulbs saved from original garden

Geranium Rozanne

Armeria Pink Petite

Dutch iris with Grevillea Dorothy Gordon

Lechenaultia Mullewa Blue, another beautiful West Australian native.

Conospermum triplinervium still going strong, hope it survives to next year.

Monday 7 September 2015

Pretty in Pink!

I think this may be the start of a love affair!
I purchased this Dahlia Salinas from Bunnings in flower, purely because I was enamoured with it, planted it immediately & have been out there every 5 seconds to check if its ok!  Hopefully it is the start of something beautiful!

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!~