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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Another little gem

It's taken quite a while to get the name of this plant to stick in my head, but I've still had to look up the spelling, so here goes...Schizostylis.  Otherwise known as Kaffir lily...much easier.  It's incredible how it only starts to flower in October and continues into winter.  Such a vibrant pink too, an unusual colour for this time of year.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Ordinary but special

It's a well-known shrub this winter jasmine, but I love to see it growing against our trellis...it's right next to the garage so I see it every time I walk outside.  You can only admire something that flowers at this time of year.

Hope to start posting more, after such a long break...call it an end of year resolution!