Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Amongst the many different flowers and packs of seeds there was a good selection of rose bushes.These bushes were about 4 - 6 inches in height and came in a variety of colours.
Without much faith in my skills as a gardener I decided to buy one and plant it in my mothers backyard. As you can see, this summer the rose bloomed and had about 6 flowers come out at different times throughout the summer.
It's a lot taller now than when I first got it so I will have to find out some information on the proper way to prune roses and care for them.
I think I will be taking another visit to that discount store this year and get some more different coloured roses. So don't forget to revisit if you want to see more images of my attempts at rose growing.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Here's a macro shot of a sunflower bud soaking up the sun and gaining strength to open and display the deep yellow petals and the black heart of the sunflower in full bloom.
A friend of mine has an aviary and when the sunflowers growing in my backyard have flowered and the seeds are matured I cut off the tops and my friend hangs them upside down in his aviary to let the birds feast on them.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
It seems an age away that the strawberries were in blossom but to be honest it was only about 3 weeks ago. I would have posted this earlier but for some reason it got overlooked and escaped exposure. I found it deep in my files tucked away with pictures I had shot ages ago.
Every year when the fruits on my strawberry plants are ready for harvesting I have a constant battle against strawberry loving insects as to who gets the most, needless to say I am outnumbered and always lose.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Fuchsia's are easy to grow and are one of the few plants I can confidently identify.
They are great for adding colour to any garden and if I can grow them anybody can.
Being so brightly coloured the fuchsia will be popular with insects and bees if you position yourself ready and be patient you can get some great shots of bees and insects that visit.
Here's a macro picture of a fuchsia flower just after it had rained.