Hellibores are a wonderful addition to woodland gardening, this is from a seed collected however it took 3 years to flower and is now established, I cut segments from the clump to establish more Plants that flower next season
"yes joan, I can understand your confusion, with you guys being in summer/Autumn I can look to see your Garden for inspiration for the oncoming summer for us!
and also for the people who asked what is the glistening Plant its the Brassica family…"
"Thanks Lyn, they are up so fast and the snails and slugs Im on the constant look out! Thanks for all your comments, its really changed and grown so much in a month and it is exciting ! (especially as there is plenty more growth to come!)"
"Wow, my hostas are only just shooting through the ground. Let's hope mine don't get eaten to bits by the snails who seem to shred them to bits! I remember that lovely edging - talk about a labour of love, you certainly have more patience…"
"Gosh Michelle, your garden certainly has come along since we were there early last month. So looking forward to seeing it in all its glory on Open Garden day next month. Just love the purple veg at the front."
Here in SoCal. it is technically not spring. However, this is the time of year we plant spring-type flowers because it is so mild. Probably like most parts of Australia. I like to get out in the gardens, between now and about May, to do the heavy, big projects. Re-do a large garden area or install a patio, etc. The weather is just so pleasant during most of our fall/winter that it makes the best sense to do so!
Michelle - if you add a comment under where I put my comment to your photo, I automatically get notified that you have added a reply. But here on my profile is fine too!
I added a heap of photos today to my page from my trip up to Qld last week. I discovered today that I can again post photos to a particular group, which I have not been able to do for a long time. Some glitch in system that seems to have self rectified itself. It was very annoying having to put all photos only on my page instead of being able to link my photos to a partiular group! Have you joined any other groups here on GS.
Your garden is an absolute knock out - wish we had been free that weekend and I would have come up to view it. Have you lived there long as looks like you have put inone hell of a mighty effort into making your garden so beautiful. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your lovely garden with all us GS folks!
Hi Michelle, such a big garden. You must never have time to get up to mischief. Do you have your broms well sheltered? I don't picture them enjoying a cold winter up there on the Blue Mountains. I've just been thinning out a few sections and remulching. The results are so rewarding. Happy gardening.
Just up in Coffs at present, staying overnight on our way up to Queensland. Have car boot full of plants, cuttings etc for Lillian on GS, as I'm meeting up with her Friday to visit Open Garden and for us to share plants!
Would have loved to have got up to Bilpin, but too much happening. Might make it up the Mtns next month.
I would dearly love to belong to a Gardening Group in Ingleburn, but never mind have a great gardening pal who shares my love of garden centres!!
Okay talk later as on limited WiFi access here.
"Unfortunately we lose them about November and can't grow much except with heat under lights until sun returns in March. Petunias especially need some heat to start them again in January here. A mild winter I can sometimes save one but…"
"Elizabeth, that one is Quasar. It's my first year with it and I think it's a winner! All these get various amounts of morning sun even though there's a tree above & in front, I still have to water them daily due to wilting by noon…"
"I water at least once every hot day and fertilize with water soluble at least once a week, sometimes more when temperatures and sun are full blast as they were in June and July. They do not get full south sun either---either east or west is what I…"