Monday, October 31, 2011

Blue days...

Spring is a delight this year. After living with an ordered, green, hedged garden in Auckland I'm so enjoying the daily surprises in our new patch of Melbourne. We have a sea of blue irises that have grown from mere shoots in just two months. I'm busily deadheading forty spent flowers a day to keep them blooming as long as possible.

I'm also drinking in the colourful gardens of our suburb. Not the green on green, slightly austere gardens so favoured by designers and property developers. These are proper gardens grown over years and years with a wonderful array of plants all very happy the drought has broken for now.

Spring blossom in pinks and whites (the crabtree's my favourite). Billowing creamy roses in soft pastels that you simply have to cross the road to smell, wisteria, lime green hellebores in the shady spots, delicate seaside daisies springing from cracks in the pathways and a backdrop of rich fresh spring green.

You can almost taste it, it smells so good.  To hell with the hayfever.


  1. You sound so happy! The garden looks and sounds just beautiful. Our two fruit trees in the front garden are currently in blossom and the wisteria is in bud. It will look perfect against the Herne Bay box hedge!!! Have fun, Annie x.

  2. Oh Ann! Just glorious. Irises were our wedding flower so I adore your photo. I'm so pleased to see you back here and look forward to watching the next chapter of your lives unfold. J x

  3. The irises are beautiful down your way at the moment..there are spring time..that I really miss having a cool climate garden. I'm happy to see you back online..I've just caught up on your settling in Oz adventures so far!

  4. Oh how lovely! I adore irises, I am very envious! I am very impressed that you are dead heading everyday, that is true dedication! x


Thanks for taking the time to write, Ann x


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