It was only 6 months ago that I was so pleased to have finally joined the wonderful and popular meme hosted by Carol of May Gardens. But it's not working for me ... I can't stick to the calendar and my posts cover much more than flowers - in fact, I'm including anything I want to show in the garden, at any time of the month.
So can I still call it GBBD? How far can you go outside the square and still be part of the meme?
So here's the latest garden update, whatever it's called ...
|My new little Pomegranate tree getting ready for its first autumn shedding|
|A tangle of self seeded echium, society garlic, parsley and garlic chives|
|I thought the rainbow fern was dying, but joy! babies appear and slowly uncurl|
|Severely cut back echium, blue fescue, violets, new and old rainbow fern, acacia itypheallea in the back|
|Gradually the fence is starting to be covered. On the right the blue grevillea is nearly up the middle of the fence, and the pittosporum on the right is up to the top of the fence.|
|Correa 'Dusky Bells' not seeming too bothered by the aggressive encroaching violets|
|Self seeded Verbascum bombyciferum or Silver Mullein. Since it's a biennial I don't really mind where it plants itself because it's only there temporarily before it moves on.|
|The large butterfly is part of the Metallicus family. Recommended if you don't want to be bothered by caterpillars.|
|Mixed border without flowers with different shades of green and grey and different shaped leaves. Gaps where changes, re-arrangements in process.|
|Watch this space - lots of little things, won't take long to fill up again - I hope!|
|This is the plant that a friend has said looks like a sea anemone It is going to grow 2 - 3 metres in the next few weeks. I think it should look spectacular with the artichoke nearby. It's another biennual - Echium wildpretti|