Monday, 30 January 2012

Mine!

See there on the heavy branch weighed down below the height of the tank,wedged between it and the support trellis, slightly obscured from overhead view by the overflow pipe, rambling roses and other vines.


A closer look as I zoom in from where I was standing with the previous photo.


5 plump luscious nectarines! 
The birds can't see and perhaps can't reach. They will be ripe enough to pick within days!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hyacinthaceae


Huge thanks to Cathy who identified the mystery plant! With the one with the enormous bulb.



Here is the link she sent me. :)

Friday, 27 January 2012

Mandarins

Oh My! 
Juicy and delicious.


and a few more ready too.


Thursday, 26 January 2012

Butterfly

Sheltering from the rain. I got better shots of the underside than above. These were taken this afternoon.




Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Another Unknown

These seem to pop up in a couple of places under large trees exposed to partial sun so I suspect they are a shade loving plant. I am told by my daughter The flowers are sticky. Can anyone tell me what it is?


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

White Agapanthus

There are Deep dark Purple, light purple, blue and White Agapanthus spread around the garden. The plants are various sizes with the Deep dark purple being the biggest with flower spikes standing almost to my shoulder. 


Monday, 23 January 2012

Oak


These are on one of the Oak tree's ( I think its an Oak ) most of the Oaks here have rounded leaves but the leaves of this one have points.


Sunday, 22 January 2012

Gladiola


In the prettiest shade of pale salmon pink with a beautiful Yellow throat.


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Friday, 20 January 2012

Rose hips

This is one of the more unusual and beautiful Hips in the garden, it appears on one of the 'old fashioned' roses. That is how I refer to them. Someone told me they were English roses but I also seem to think they might be what My Mum called wild roses.

I didn't notice the shiny little iridescent bug until after I uploaded the photos.


Here is one open.



Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Evening Sky


This is what I saw when I went out at about 8.20 to bring in the washing after a very warm day. 
Stunning.


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012

4 O'Clocks

At first I didn't know what these were but they amazed me shutting them selves up tightly in the heat of the day but opening to show their glorious Yellows and pinks in the cool of the morning and once the sun started to dip in the evening. 


It was by accident when searching for something else in a diggers seed catalogue online that I found these listed as heritage flowers. They seed profusely so if any of my local friends would like some seed let me know and I'll collect some for you when these flowers finish later in the Summer.


They feature In the lower left fore ground of the above image. :)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Yellow fleshed Plums

These beauties are on a grafted tree bearing two types of yellow fleshed plums. It is loaded this year and the birds are sampling just waiting. They have moved from the Apricot tree to a red skinned plum that is already ripe. 


They will have a fight on their hands as these jems made the most delicious jam last summer and there is only one jar left!