Friday, 30 September 2011

Can you tell me what this is?

It had these brown velvety buds on it all through winter


then the brown petals started to drop last week



these are the blooms that have emerged overhead.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Clematis

Edit ** March 2015 I have just found out that this is Akebia quinata aka Chocolate vine, not Clematis at all. 

My horizons of what I thought Clematis was and its potential growth habit have been wildly broadened. Some of the 'unknown' plants from earlier in the year I am now quite confident are clematis. I'll go back through my archives and tag them accordingly.

This one is stunning and the flowers almost look artificial. It was a hidden gem with most of it growing over to the neighbours side of the fence and obscured from our view.



Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Monday, 26 September 2011

Strawberry

My first Strawberries for this season should ripen this week, they are in the potting shed/greenhouse. Where they were nestled all winter. 

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Royal Visit


Early Yesterday, he sat at the utmost top point of the Fig tree.

Male King Parrot

She, I'm thinking she as it is early in their breeding season, though it may be a juvenile, sat at eye level close by in the Persimmon Tree

King Parrot

They both kept a watchful eye on me and let me get quite close but I could tell they were nervous so when I knew I had some good images I lowered my head, slowly walked away and let them be. Beautiful Birds.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Azalea

The first little Azalea to flower. Its tiny. So pretty



Friday, 23 September 2011

Twitterpated

As I leaned in for a closer look at the one flower bud on this plant I caught sight of these two.
I snapped a few photos and then left them to it, I felt a bit like sneaky paparazzi invading their privacy.



and if you are not familiar with the term twitterpated heres an explanation




Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Camellias

I have shared this recently opened one before, its gorgeous!


  This next photo is the most recent to open, so formal and pretty. There is still one in heavy bud that has not revealed itself yet and another I am failing to get a good photo of.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Maples

The maple tree is waking from its sleep!


  and fallen seeds from both trees are growing like weeds! :)

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Miniature Rose

A cluster of Buds, I think this one is pink and has a beautiful scent ( from memory )

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Red Rumped Parrots

These birds were having a drink on Thursday evening and back on Friday morning. There was a pair of them and a second male.



Friday, 16 September 2011

Honesty

The first flowers on the plants Kirsty identified as honesty. :)

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Coming soon ...

These two types of leaves are popping up in abundance now.
These largish tear-drop/heart shaped ones


And these pretty like oversized clover ones.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Eager Iris

This particular batch of Iris are flowering when the stalk is only about 4 inches long. Very strange.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Tulip

This is in a pot I bought with me to this home :)
I have been building some sad bulbs back up to health. I'm expecting three flowers this year. 27 others to make it yet :)

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Daffodils

I have seriously lost track of the variety of different daffodils here.
These two types were some of the last to open and have a very wide flat open trumpet.


Friday, 9 September 2011

Clematis

Flower buds appearing amongst the new growth.
Clematis

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Busy Bee's

In the Apricot Tree. You can see the pollen on this guys legs.



and the violets to name just a few places. This made me giggle he was very 'pollen drunk' and upside down for more.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Revealed

 Beautiful Pale yellow Hyacinths


and the blue buds I showed here are what I assume to be Bluebells this isn't the same plant I photographed previously but the same thing.


Monday, 5 September 2011

Camellia

This camellia is striking with its white splashed pink!


And look at the Hellebores now!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Hyacinth

Well that is what I am thinking these are :)



Saturday, 3 September 2011

Spring Growth

I don't know what this tree is but here are its unfurling buds.


Friday, 2 September 2011

Pansy

I have some pretties in pots too. This sits on my outside table.

Pansy