I left Cindy inside so that I could photograph the house from across the road. She was not happy about it.
These bulbs recently flowered. I’ve had them growing in a pot for so long that I forgot what they were. I think the proper name is Lilium longiflorum.
My Cyclamen has been put away for the summer to rest so I bought a Poinsettia. There are always a lot of these plants about at this time of year as their colourful foliage is popular for Christmas decorating.
It has not stopped raining all day. Our third wet one. Welcome to summer in Tasmania.
I decided to post some photos I took in the hospital gardens where I work of the roses and a few other plants. The gardens there are always lovely but the roses this year were simply stunning. I can’t say I love going to work very much but I do like the gardens and it’s always nice to take a walk around them even when I am not on duty. Here are my photos for Snapshot Sunday. It was very windy but most of these came out ok without being blurry.
The Photinia hedge was planted in October 2014 to enhance the front of the house. This was long before painting, paths or any other work was done. I chose these plants because I see a lot of them growing around here so I knew they would suit the conditions and also because I like the red colour of the new growth. I have tried to take a photo of the hedge each year . It’s been slow but now it is finally looking like a real hedge even though every bush seems to be growing at a different rate. The ones at either end are smaller. I think they get too much carbon monoxide from vehicles stopping at the letter box and in my neighbours driveway. A couple got nibbled by possums or possibly wallabies who visit the garden although I have never seen them. One was taken out completely either by the postie or the neighbour and just died but the rest are going strong.