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And the award for Miss Photogenic goes to …

Just a short while ago I was bemoaning the fact that everything in my garden seems so “white”, with white blooms everywhere and not much colour left, after the crazy flower-flush of spring bulbs had passed. Reviewing all the suggestions I was given of making my garden “pop” with colour once again, I decided I liked the idea of black petunias in and amongst all the white to create a “sophisticated” garden.

As it usually happens when I am out looking for something specific, I won’t find it, but get sucked into all sorts of other options. And so it was that I finally planted two small fuchsias in the Camellia bed which I think will work quite well along the shaded wall area. In the front of the Camellia bed which gets a bit more light and a sniff of sun, I repeated last years exercise of planting a few Petunias. I’m not a great lover of Petunias, but have to concede that they create an almost instant colour spectacle which I feel my summer garden needs.

I’ve never had fuchsias before and only noticed just how lovely they are when I pointed my camera at them, and now I can’t stop photographing them. How gorgeous are these little flowers? And what an absolute delight they are to photograph. I can’t decide which of my new “colour pops” is the most photogenic, but I think…

The award goes to …


And the Runners up are …

[one_half]Little white and pink FuchsiaLittle white and pink Fuschia[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The blue PetuniasThe blue Petunias[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Bright pink Gerbera daisyBright pink Gerbera daisy[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Bright pink PetuniasBright pink Petunias[/one_half_last]

See … instant colour!

Those Gerbera daisies are SO SO cute I feel a post dedicated to them coming up! I was lured by their cuteness at the nursery today. All these little pots with Gerberas winking at me and I only bought 2! Think I better go back and get more … if I can decide where to put them 🙂

Whats your favourite flower to photograph?

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Love in my garden

[one_half]Love in my garden[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Homemade fence[/one_half_last]

I stood on my deck this morning looking out into the garden and marvelled at all that has been achieved this past year and had 100 ideas of what I still want to do. I always thought that there was an end to what you do in a garden, once you have ‘landscaped it’. This, I have now learnt, is not so. There is continuous change, always new growth and even more new things to try. I have come to understand the way I work in my garden. It comes from love and it comes from trying something new. It starts with an idea. I have the freedom to do as I please – thanks to my non-gardening hubby who is always there to help – when I ask! I build and dig and play and through all this a wonderful place emerges.

[one_half]Wild flowers in my back garden[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Buffy wanting a picture taken[/one_half_last]

My gardening friends always on the ready. Sometimes too enthusiastic but always by my side when I am playing in the garden.

[one_half]New rose buds -with pesky critters to boot[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My fig tree is in bud[/one_half_last]

Everything is starting to bloom – all brand new. Here are my two favourite plants – my roses and my fig tree. You can feel the love! Here are some more new growths.

[one_half]Guara in bloom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lavender still a winner[/one_half_last]

[one_half]A brand new corn flower[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Jasmine’s are everywhere[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Planter full of love and bulbs[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Quince tree with new leaves[/one_half_last]

I love spring xx

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