Pansies put on a great show in Queens Park, Invercargill on 26 Jan 2021. This is the same park where we enjoyed the glorious gazanias. The pansies had company - lavender and heuchera. Cheerful display! Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. The purple foliage is one of the many kinds of heuchera... Continue Reading →
Following on from yesterday's single-image post .. more gazanias! Photos taken at Queens Park in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand on 26 January 2021. I couldn't take my eyes off these bright beauties! Three large rectangular beds of gazanias lined up across the lawn. The first pic shows a gazania that appeared to be a one-off... Continue Reading →
The . Life Of . The . Wife Of . A . Landscape . Architect Left home to walk up the street and glanced at our "lawn" the Landscape Architect "mowed" couple of days ago -- Land Art. Serpentine .. of course We'll be the talk of the town 🙂 Text and photos by Liz;... Continue Reading →
Leaving Tapanui this afternoon I noticed the local golf course on the edge of town was being maintained by willing greenkeepers. This is no surprise to me as it's quite normal in rural New Zealand but I'm not sure if overseas people are used to a golf course being maintained this way? On our return... Continue Reading →
We'd left Taieri Mouth, driving along south coast when we found this tidy verge and pine hedge with view to sea (left). Assuming farmer looks after this. Nigel 08 Dec.
Princess tree, empress tree, or foxglove-tree. "The genus, originally Pavlovnia but now usually spelled Paulownia, was named in honour of Queen Anna Pavlovna of The Netherlands (1795–1865), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia. It is also called 'princess tree' for the same reason." You can find more information and photos where I found my... Continue Reading →
We found Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum sp.) flowering in various parts of Maple Glen Garden yesterday and we both took photos. Of particular interest was a whole line of these plants that Nigel photographed, planted as a ground cover edging between a row of mature trees and a grass path. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New... Continue Reading →
Young Cherry Walk blooms on the far edge of Maple Glen Garden opening up a new vista in what was a farm paddock not long ago. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Liz 13 Oct.
We returned to Maple Glen on Sunday, a week after our previous visit because I'd noted from a facebook post that the bluebells were due to peak. The effort paid off as the bluebells were gorgeous and the cherry blossom was still in good form. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Visited 13 Oct... Continue Reading →
Cherry blossom, daffodils and bluebells at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel, 13 October 2019.
Beautiful feature tree with weeping foliage, taken by Liz at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. 06 Oct 2019.