Friday, 26 June 2015

Late Autumn in the Swan Valley

During the cooler months, because I live so close to work, I need to take my car for a regular drive to get rid of any condensation that’s collected under the oil cap. One of my favourites is a circuit I do from work out through Guildford and the Swan Valley. The vines pick up the late afternoon sunshine and the leaves glow. This week I stopped the car and took some photos.

Along one of the boundary fences to this paddock the grape grower has mass planted what look like ‘Zepherine Drouhin’. They’re extremely thornless and have a strong fragrance. When I went past last time they were in full flush, unfortunately there’s a big difference between then and this week.

Enjoy the weather wherever you are


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The end of Autumn

Depending on how you count these things we are either at the start of winter now or coming to the end of autumn.

The Crimson Glory Vine has great autumn colours even in Perth

And it’s been a warm dry autumn here in Perth with the temperatures only now starting to drop, along with the leaves.

I can’t rave enough about the performance of Duchesse de Brabant

I got my camera out and have taken some photos of what’s in bloom around the garden.

A Darcey Bussel bud starts to open

With the warmth the roses are still blooming well

My Camellia in flower

William Shakespeare

Iceberg with a few hips

Young Lycidas, still only a young plant, is putting on a good display

My new rose, St Cecilia

The truly gorgeous Abraham Darby

Floribunda Bridal Pink in bud

And full flower

And that’s it – happy gardening!