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GBFD June - Coloured Foliage

The 22nd means Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden.

Being winter, foliage is more important than ever to define the structure of the garden as flowers have all but retreated during the chilly weather. 259 more words


Tubs in the side patio

I have a small space at the side of the house which is protected and where one can sit on warm mornings and evenings. I have planted tubs with ferns but would like to plants some small shrubs for height and yet more colour. 99 more words


Pittosporum bicolor

In family Pittosporaceae. Common name Cheesewood, Tallow-wood. Species name “bicolor” meaning two-coloured. Its distribution extends from the south coast and southern tablelands of NSW, through eastern Victoria to the Otway Ranges, and is common in Tasmania. 521 more words



I had ideas about going to the Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair this weekend, but it dawned on me that I should spend more time worrying about the plants I already have rather than acquiring new ones. 613 more words


Pittosporum ferrugineum (Pittosporaceae)

This widespread and common shrub or tree is known as the Rusty Pittosporum, probably due to the rusty brown tomentum on the leaf underside, that is easy to rub off with the fingers. 66 more words

Habitat - Rain Forest

Tuesday's Terrace

In a true blend of art and horticulture, this weeks Tuesday’s Terrace come with a Pittosporum tobira that’s all dressed up with nowhere to go. Seen in Cordoba, Spain, this otherwise bland planting that would be lost and ignored in any environment but is spruced up here with a colorful assemblage containing multiple tiers of tiles. 27 more words


Ashamedly In The Pink

It’s mid-July, and the rate of growth in the garden is quite astounding. The left-hand border, which was only created in April, has gone berserk. And contrary to my previous assertions on this blog that I don’t like pink, in any way… 108 more words