GBBD - April 2012 garden review
It's autumn, still quite warm, without much rain. Because of my recent surgery, my garden has been left to fend for itself with mixed results. (Actually it should be OK to fend for itself since it's supposed to be a wild naturalized sustainable garden... But sometimes I think it forgets this ...)
Still, there are a few lovely photos to show off for this month's GBBD.
First, a closeup of the yellow fluffy balls that are the flowers of Acacia iteaphylla, or Flinders Ranges Wattle.
Wallflower, or Erisymum cheiri, come in quite a few different colours. I love this particular soft pastel combo.
Anenome japonica, or Japanese Windflower, such a perfect specimen. (I think Japanese is my favourite aesthetic, although I have never actually been to Japan. I have often virtually visited Japan, via Ruma's extraordinarily beautiful blog, Calligraphy in the Landscape.)
Weaving a delicate picture around a fern is Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue', that to me always sounds more like a cocktail than a flowering plant. It's otherwise known as Serbian Bellflower.
The next 3 photos are strictly from the bee's point of view. The bee doesn't know or care whether this lavender plant is Spanish or English or French. All it cares about is the nectar, and is plea-zzz-zzz-ed to report was of good quality and worth making the beeline for.
This is a very close closeup of the Liriope muscarii flowers, modestly peeping out from below the lower leaves. Reminds me of orchids, or maybe something else ...
Good old reliable Valerian.
Now these rabbits strictly speaking don't belong in a monthly update or GBBD. Because chances are you'll find them in exactly the same position next month. There are people who call them kitch, but I recommend them if you want rabbits that don't eat the garden and won't make baby rabbits that eat the garden.