Archive : pittosporum

Feb 20 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, Trees, | 7 comments

The Second of my Twelve

My forest

Diana asks this month to choose a tree with your heart. That one tree you will always plant, always want to have in your garden. If you have a new garden you will look for a place to plant it. That’s how much you love that tree! Well here’s my problem. In my “Garden of Twelve”, I already have a tree – an existing Betula pendula, Silver Birch. And it is a [...]

Feb 18 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 5 comments

Update on the tree planting

Different angle taken in February 2012

I’m pretty amazed at what one summer can do to a garden. I often find myself humming to the tune of “What a difference a day makes …” and thinking to myself what a difference a season makes in a tended garden. This small portion of my back garden that I am showing here is where I planted the three Pittosporum nigrescens to get back some privacy after much clearing, tree felling [...]

Jul 06 2011 by in Bugs & Pests, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 9 comments

Hope Grows Day July 2011

Hope Grows Day July 2011

My second time taking part in “Hope Grows Day“, a monthly Gardening Blog meme hosted by Hanni of Sweet Bean Gardening. I am showcasing what I am hoping to see in my garden over the next month. So how successful was I in June? I hoped for good rains without too much storm damage. We had good rains. It was lovely. I have not had to water my garden at all in [...]

Jun 29 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Trees, | 10 comments

Up close and personal with the Pittosporum

Pittosporum Nigrescens

Yesterday I showed my new shrubs / trees, the three Pittosporums, which I’ve planted as screening in our back garden. Diana of Elephants Eye, my Blotanical Mentor and ‘Mom’ to Lady Aragon and M’sieur Chocolat, (go look, they are tooo cute!) asked me a question that I could not answer so I promised a follow up post. Usually these types of posts force me to research and learn something new and I [...]