Sunday, 24 January 2016

Today's pickings

From my garden today:

Geranium sanguineum
Rosa 'Camille Pissarro'
Salvia microphylla 'Cyclamen'
Burgundy dahlias, unknown variety, tubers gifted to me by a neighbour

Friday, 22 January 2016

Show me your corymbia!

I am popping my head up from my summer hibernation just long enough to share this lovely thing with you. I spotted it in someone's garden next to Short St Cafe in Dubbo the other day.

The tree was absolutely loaded with blooms. Isn't it just beautiful?!

My guess is that it is what is loosely called a grafted flowering gum, and is a form of Corymbia ficifolia.

These grafted gums have only recently become available in Australia. They are relatively expensive at over $50 each, but surely the expense can be justified when you get a show like this!

All good health and happiness to you for 2016. I have all sorts of grand plans for 2016, but after an unpredictable 2015, I'm not brave enough to venture them any further than thoughts just yet. I sincerely hope to blog more regularly though. Here's to that! Best wishes, Bloom x
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