Australia · 1192 Days · 46 Moments · February 2016

Berowra Garden


6 days ago

Banksia flowers in the Blue Mountains

22 April 2019

Flowering palm in front of the deck. Beautiful delicate wee pink flowers which the bees just love. Early morning we could hear the hum of dozens of bees. So glad to see them around

12 April 2019

Pawpaw in Airlie Beach. I wanted to take these photos to then identify the plants popping up in my wicker bed

6 April 2019

A new succulent that Von bought over from Broken Hill. A lovely morning sitting on the deck having my breakfast watching the mist slowly disparate from the valley as the sun streams over the hill. The bees are buzzing around feeding on the palm tree flowers

5 April 2019

Royal palm in flower

31 March 2019

30 March 2019

14 March 2019

Tiny flowers from the royal palm tree in front of the back deck

10 February 2019

9 February 2019

It took James and I all day to do the clean up and sort out the pots and Haris swept off all the debris on the roof and cleared the gutters. Craig was able to come within a couple of days and clear the driveway. The jacaranda down the back was so broken I had it taken out. We now have a big hole in the garden!!
Mess everywhere

8 February 2019

Destruction from the storm
Huge storm with torrential rain and high winds. The elm tree had a real beating. Now the dilemma is to heavily prune or cut down. This is one of the earliest flowers in the spring and the the bees come in the hundreds

2 February 2019

Playing with the Ipone camera on the back deck

20 January 2019

On the back deck

21 October 2018

Today for lunch we had our first salad out of this garden.Baby spinach and rocket. Also mint and coriander and basil from the pots next to the clothesline. The potatoes are growing great and I think the spring onions are nearly ready

20 October 2018

Finally finished my 2 new wicker beds. After the geo felt I put in a layer of compost then soil, a sprinkling of blood & bone and finished with pea straw mulch. Jemma was here for the weekend so Saturday she helped me put in the posts for the fence and James barrowed down the soil from the driveway. 1 x cu meter. The excess I put in the middle garden. Last nite was a massive storm so I was very glad the soil was off the driveway. Today I planted, eggplants, African chilli, capsicum, leek, basil, lettuce baby spinach and climbing bean seeds. Very pleased with the results.

14 October 2018

Our second weekend of glorious rain. It has been so dry since Feb and these last two weeks of raining nearly every day has been the most rain we have had all year

5 October 2018

Wicker beds in progress!!!! German bed is going well with potatoes, salad, carrots, garlic, spring onions,leeks

22 April 2018

ORCHIDS feed all with liquid fertiliser (pink) 1st week in April. Repotted the hanging stanhopea orchids on the south east side of front garden. Also took the Hoya out of the front garden and put in a hanging pot

22 October 2017

All the lovely things flowering October November in my garden

16 September 2017

Von and I were really dawdling on our walk back to the house as we kept seeing all these beautiful colours and a random box!
Von and I took a walk to the Berowra lookout and got engrossed taking photos of our stunning bush

15 September 2017

The big tree on the driveway is in full flower and the bees are all at full throttle
Chiko and I about to go on our early morning walk but we're stopped by the heavy buzz of bees in our tree

9 September 2017

9 September 2017 and all these have been flowering for about a month

13 May 2017

Autumn in the garden with so many leaves everywhere and already tadpoles in the tub

5 May 2017

Friday evening just at that time before sunset when the light so luminous and it only lasts a few minutes. My photos have not really caught how gorgeous it isp

11 March 2017

10am Saturday morning and what is flowering in the garden protea, cacti and a new cutting but have not identified

19 November 2016

Sat 19th Nov. Feed all pots in the garden & some with seasol,bloom booster & powerfeed. Orchids feed with liquid orchid food

4 November 2016

Ran out to check the babies around 1.30 because mum was calling the alarm. A fat cockaburra was sitting up in the trees and the nest was empty! Not sure if he ate them or they flew earlier. I just hope so. Checked all round on the ground and no signs anywhere

22 October 2016

22 Oct planted basil seeds

24 September 2016

Around 10 am out in the garden. The wisteria is just coming into bloom. The big Elm tree is full of the little pendular flowers and there is a heavy hum with all the bees having a feast. It is very exciting to hear so many bees. In the big pine tree there was also a family of black cockatoos making a big racket. A gorgeous sunny warm spring morning here in Berowra.
Wisteria in full bloom along with little orchids, cliveas and azalea

20 September 2016

Progress of my two baby wattle birds. Mum & dad have made a nest in the hanging basket of chocolate orchids. The last photo was taken 29 Oct 2016

24 June 2016

Orchids & Zygotes in flower

3 June 2016

Gardenias looking rather yellow in the leaf. Fed a little epsom salts. Will see if that helps

29 May 2016

Lots of colour in the garden. Zygotes are all coming into flower bouganvillea is looking great, cerise & the whites in pots are all blooming.
Sunday sunny but cold. Have given all the pots around the garden seasol. Flowering pots also added powerfeed.

25 March 2016

James has made a new arrangement to sit outside the door on the back deck. I just added the chairs for a bit of colour and also the new fronds coming on the tree fern

12 March 2016

Feed all flowering shrubs plants with Bloom Booster 12 Mar 2016

16 February 2016

The spots where the naked ladies are flowering in garden above the driveway

12 February 2016

6 Feb Feed all orchids with Strike Back