Sunday, 1 June 2008

Getting Familiar with Your Garden

We moved into our house and garden last August, so as with all inherited gardens, you need to spend the first year seeing what pops out of the ground. Our predecessors, were more keen on grass than plants but I have found a few gems dotted around the garden.

Callistemon (Bottlebrush)

Clemetis (name unknown)

Digitalis (Foxglove)

Kniphofia (Red-Hot Poker)

This last plant, I am a little bit stuck as to the name. It started to flower the beginning of April and looks absolutely beautiful now, with the whole plant covered in these pink flowers. The bees absolutely love it too! I think it might be called Chamelaucium uncinatum (Geraldton waxflower) but I'm not sure. The leaves are thin like Rosemary. If anyone knows the name then I would be very grateful if they could get in touch.
My veg patch is looking mighty fine too. With everything shooting up towards the heavens.
I have really enjoyed the vegetable growing so far and cannot wait to start tasting them but my raised beds are quite small and I am very limited to what I can grow. I am thinking that I may transfer my veg plot to another part of the garden, next year. I have a bed which is just grass at the moment and I thought I might have a dry gravel garden there (as done by Beth Chatto) but I am having a rethink and might have a large veg bed there instead, depending on my success this year. I will probably have changed my mind many times over before the end of the year though!

1 comment:

edson_dias said...

these are simply beautiful pictures


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