Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spring Growth

For all intentions I was hoping to snap a few more photos today for this blog post about some of the exciting spring growth happening in our garden this week. However the weather has turned from gloriously sunny and bright to grey and drizzly, not conducive to taking photos.


Still I'm glad it is rainy. I don't mind it being rainy on weekdays whilst at work. And besides, it's much better for the garden to have bouts of rainy days interspersed with sunny ones.

I'll have to make do with the very few I managed to take last weekend...


Loving the dainty new growth of Acacia pravissima. Mind you the old growth ain't too bad either.


This climber took awhile to get going but this Holboellia coriacea looks like it's set to romp away this year, and put on a spectacular show of blooms too.


All our tree ferns are showing signs of movement as well but the potted ones like this Cyathea cooperi are expectedly ahead. They did overwinter indoors.


And Saxifraga stolonifera seems set to conquer a large area. Easy enough to pull them out where they are not wanted and how could one not love their bright spring colour?

Next weekend is forecast to be sunny again, and better opportunity for taking more photos!

Mark :-)

15 comments :

  1. The Holboellia is looking fab! Have you ever had problems getting it through winter?

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    1. No problems at all Sarah. Was just a bit slow at first but now seems to be vigorous but easy enough to keep in check.

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  2. My Acacia pravissima flowered for the first time this year. Unfortunately, it was too large in its spot in our front yard so it was moved to the garden of friends here in town. That way I can still visit it.

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    1. It's a graceful plant, wish we had the space and favourable climate to put one on the ground

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  3. "Rainy days interspersed with sunny ones" - it sounds heavenly! I love the Saxifraga. even though I can't grow it.

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  4. Believe it or not were already very dry here, they say we might get rain on Saturday...fingers crossed - as they are for your sun!

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    1. Fingers crossed for the both of us Loree!

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  5. While I love our sunny and warm days, as Loree said, it's pretty dry here already so I'll trade you some sun for a bit of rain. Your foliage is all looking happy and healthy!

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  6. I've certainly appreciated today's rain. The garden was incredibly dry for Spring. Everything looks twice as lush already, including my Saxifraga stolonifera which I'm already pulling out by the handful. But as it likes shade there are plenty more places it can go and it's excellent ground cover.

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  7. "Rainy days interspersed with sunny ones" We get all of the latter while you get most of the former. Your lush foliage needs rain, and my Aloes stay unspotted that way.

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  8. I am so glad your Cyathea cooperi looks like mine, I always wondered if I was looking after it properly, I obviously am. Off to catch up on your blog!

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