All Ours

Disregard anything I’ve said before about what property we’re getting. We bought a cottage in December but thought it prudent not to say too much. On January 15 we were at the new place and as Nigel got the mower out I had the idea of running around taking photos before he mowed. They’re a mixed bag.

Beautiful white Hebe (native). Hebe is now back to being called Veronica


Cabbage tree (native). Cordyline australis


Lots of buttercup


A lovely cream rose


Any amount of white clover


Some clover shares space with grass.. oh no, is that cooch? Bet it is, its come gratis with every other property we’ve owned!




Hebe / Veronica (native), and it looks like one I owned many years ago, a very fine 1980s cultivar named ‘Icing Sugar’. Delighted to find this in the garden! If you’d like to see decent photos of ‘Icing Sugar’ flowers, there’s good ones at Terrain


No shortage of dandelions!


Lastly, a deep pink carpet rose that’s living up to its name ๐Ÿ™‚


Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. The photo of the cabbage tree proves that not only will have a beautiful view of the local greenery, but also of some distant, mountainous scenery, Liz. How excited you and Nigel must be. I hope you will enjoy this place very much.

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  2. Wow. Congratulations, Liz and Nigel. Are you still near Gore? I love all of the bright colors in your photos and am impressed that you know all of those different species. I am pretty clueless when it comes to identifying plants (though I could probably have identified the rose as a rose).

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  3. Congratulations!! I wish you and Nigel every happiness in your new home. Love the blue hydrangeas and the pink rose. Enjoy your new garden…oh yes, and the house too, hehe! (Priorities!)

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    1. Hahaha.. priorities! Thanks Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ I got a surprise when I found the hydrangeas. They’ve got funny shaped petals that are a bit different to what I’m used to!

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