paula's garden


Paula lives in the country, and is a passionate and eclectic gardener. She grows food, but will always find a spot for a new plant, seeds or cuttings. The result is a gorgeous profusion of colour and unexpected combinations.

Bromeliads
Climbing Geraniums
Adventure for children

Charley
Jade Plant with Dichondra repens

Lunch from the garden
Cuckoo wasp
Purple love grass

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  1. What a fun garden, full of color, food and beautiful plants! Thanks for sharing Paula's garden with us!

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    1. Hi Peter, glad you enjoyed 'visiting' Paula's garden.

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  2. green sweat bee, or something like that.

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  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agapostemon
    maybe

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    1. thanks for this, Diana. I think it's a beetle not a bee, but I've sent the photo to the Melbourne Museum for id. I'll let you know the result. I hope they can id it, it's not such a clear photo.

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    2. I've got the id from the Melbourne Museum! It's a cuckoo wasp from the family Chrysididae, mostly likely from the genus Chrysis. Cuckoo wasps are a group of 76 species that mostly parasitise other wasps. Like a cuckoo bird that manages to get another species to raise its chicks, these wasps use another's nest for their own young.

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  4. I had a dog like Charlie. My "Peanut" for 14 1/2 yrs. A great companion she was. You garden is lovely. Thelma

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    1. Hi Thelma, It must have been sad to lose Peanut. My dog Potter will be 15 this year, hopefully we've got a few more years together, but who knows?

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  5. Thanks for this fun post from your friend's garden. Purple Love Grass is one of my favorites. That salad looks incredibly tasty!

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    1. Hi Beth, yes the salad was really delicious. Paula said that grass is considered a weed here, but I think it's lovely too.

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  6. I enjoyed the wander round your friends garden, it seems a lovely place to be with lots of different plants from ours.

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    1. Hi Pauline, Paula's choice of plants is very personal, they're also different to plants in my garden.

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  7. That is a very exotic looking insect. I think Diana is right, it looks just like the bee in her link.

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    1. Hi Denise, you and Diana may be right. The colour's the same, but it didn't seem like a bee.

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    2. Denise, see my reply to Diana about this.

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  8. This garden makes me smile! It has a lot of charter and charm.

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  9. What's in the middle of the purple bromeliad? It looks like goo. That salad looks wonderful!

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    1. I think it's rain. It made a lovely shine for the photo. The salad tasted divine. I grow some of those edible flowers but usually forget to use them.

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  10. Paula's Garden is amazingly beautiful...love the grass and that jade plant is stunning....I love picking food and flowers to eat from the garden.

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