After a mild to warm week, today dawned bright, but with a haze that suggested it was going to be a scorcher of a day. It is now almost midday, and it IS scorching outside! I am staying inside until it cools down! Not only will the heat wilt the plants, but the light will give any photos I take a very harsh look to them. I will sit it out for a while and take the camera out during the late afternoon to take some photos!
Midweek I wandered outside and discovered this very large gilled mushroom growing in a rose container next to Rosa Blossomtime. Today when I walked past the container the entire mushroom had been reduced to a black mass! Here are the before and after shots of it.
The Angel’s Trumpet, Brugmansia, is delighting us again with its delicate pink flowers. It always puts on a lovely show.
Grevillea Formosa x Grevillea ‘Honey Gem’ ‘Golden Lyre’ has sent out long slender branches, which have flower buds on the ends. It looks as if we are going to be in for a wonderful show when the buds open!
A pretty dragonfly, tentatively identified as a carnivorous Wandering Percher, was flitting around the garden this afternoon. It has a thin red abdomen with black markings.
Rosa mutabilis never ceases to amaze! It is easily grown from cuttings, and develops quickly into a strong growing bush, covered in flowers. It blooms a number of times during the season.
A cane Begonia, not sure of the variety as it was already growing in the garden when we moved in. It is growing under a Tibouchina tree. The flowers are a lovely white with pinkish tinges to it. This particular plant is around 1 metre in height. If you look carefully at the flowers you notice that there are clusters of male flowers, and other clusters of female flowers at the ends of the canes. The plant is monoecious.
That’s is all from the garden for this week. I’m off to peep at other gardens, care of The Propagator. Wishing everyone a good gardening week!