Saturday, October 13, 2007
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Sunday, May 13, 2007
This is the Northwest corner and if you can see ,theres a curve whci I planted where the cement drive will go across the front of the house and up the side to a new car port,I put a row of roses up the neighbours fence line (another project to do later,privacy and all that(me,Im thinking protection from elemts for thsoe preddy flowers
The rest is natives: Callistemons,Erimophilas and Grevilleas and a few Myoporums that i sruck from cutting tken from a lovely specimum at work,the others I plantd there but they arent very happy.These fellas are thick lush lime green ground covers with fine delicate small white flowers.
Please discount the ugly old table that my DH hasnt removed to tip yet,maybe today?
These bushes are about 7 months old in the ground and sonme are seconds,The Pink Peace the other pinky apricot and the Pascalli are doing very well.The others were bought as expensive($20) bushes or the budget style from Bunnings(a major hardwware,garden shop/warehouse0)
The all time fragrance fav is Friesia,the smell is just divine and the dark green foliage is rich and healthy.This bush has only been inthe ground for a few months but hopefully will begin to improve and grow well shortly.The bed was dug over with composted manure and siol improver and rested a short while before planting the roses with rose food and given extra feeds of Rose Magic mixes!
Black Velvet, its produced more flowers than any of the others and healthily transplanted too,I could have picked a small bunch for Mothers Day with these being the majority.
No photos of the new roses, a real Peace Rose, and two others,Wembly something and another red orange one,will update names later,its cold outside and a bit foggy/rainy as Esperance weather has come in.
Im thrilled with these bushes but have decided to add another sort row along the verandah with an archway for a Pierre DeRonsard climber and a couple of white or paler colours along with a Big Purple and Magma. Now roses can seen as water loving but these few I should be able to sustain with bath water etc and the use of pea hay mulch will be a great help!
Thats it for today,Im certainly looking forward to next spring when these bushes will really come out of their 'foliage'!!!!!
Saturday, April 14, 2007
They are seen very clearly here in this red one! I am really intersted in these plants and hope to grow many in this area. The Mining Hall of Fame in Kalgoorlie is reputed to have the biggest collection of this genis as part of the gardens surrounding the reception area.I was sad to see a number of their specimums were dying or dead when last there.Maybe I can challenge them!
This one is one of my favs ,Ive seen a mature bush and it can grow to some size,trimmed though it should look gorgeous.....
This is the picture which sold the bush.....