My fragrant waterlillies are starting to bloom.
This lovely lilac one has a little visitor, can you see it?
It is a hover fly.
A sedge frog keeping watch.
There are a few frogs in the pond today. This little chap seemed to like having his photo taken.
They chirp when the rain is on its way.
A Cape York lily - a spectacular member of the ginger family. It is related to tumeric (the spice).
The pink flower spike emerges first, followed by the big leaves.
Part of my 'white' garden. The agapanthus are out at the moment. I have the blue ones as well in other parts of the garden.
It is a busy time of year in the garden.
Cutting back, weeding, mulching....
We've got thirty bales of sugar cane mulch coming this week. We get it delivered straight from the farmer.
Cheerio for now,
Back to the garden.......
Hi everyone, thanks for all the lovely comments I received for my birthday, they were much appreciated!
I made this little fabric basket recently, for my sister's birthday. I thought she might like the fabric - she has two border collie dogs.
For the batting, I used up some purple felt (goodness knows why I had bought it in the first place). I will have to make some more of these useful baskets. Today I am getting my parcel ready to send to my secret partner in Chookyblue's Secret Santa Swap. I can't wait to show you what I have made, I can show you after christmas.
Cheerio for now,
A sign that christmas is nearly here.
The arrival of christmas beetles. This is the first one of the season.
He looks like he is about to wave. ^ ^
These beetles eat mainly eucalypt leaves.
We get a few different species of 'chrismas beetles' here in Australia. We most often see the green beetle (pictured above) and there is also a gold one. You usually find them buzzing around the outside lights at night time. I will have to show you a gold christmas beetle (for my overseas visitors), when they arrive.
I made these little cupcakes over the weekend, as we often have friends drop by, and I like to have some sweet treats to have with coffee.
Son, David, took the remainder with him to work on monday. Can you imagine four blokes sitting down to eat these (pretty) cakes with heart sprinkles on top? :)
A hot pink ruellia flower.
(Ruellia macrantha, from Brazil)
Once picked, they will happily sit in a bowl for a few days - without water!
I put them in the soap dish in the bathroom - they look quite tropical.
Chatting around the birdbath.......
A common visitor to our garden.
A honeybee sipping nectar from a pink(ish) salvia.