Six on Saturday – The Sun has Come out to Play

It’s a deliciously sunny day today and will be even warmer tomorrow. There are sky larks serenading us all day long with their sweet mating tunes. The little honeyeater birds darting about the place eating juicy spring insects. It is tempting just to sit on a garden chair to soak up the sun’s warm rays…

Six on Saturday – Slow Spring Wonders

It has been a little blustery the last few days, I have been gardening dodging showers. Still planting the last of the new fruit trees. I planted two citrus trees, a Lemonade (a mixture between a lemon and lime, good for a natural tangy salad dressing) tree and a Mediterranean Sweet orange tree, to have…

Six on Saturday – Whispers of Delight

This week the garden has gone up a gear and is starting to come to life after a long cold winter. The Ash trees are starting to get their leaves. More flowers are daring to bare their blooms in the still cold weather. I am still planting deciduous fruit trees and roses and happily distributing…

Six on Saturday – Happy Spring

Here is my six weekly photos. I won’t write much as we are due to go to a country market. I hope you all have a great gardening week. We in Australia have still been enjoying unseasonally cold and wet weather. Resulting in delayed spring blooms. I saw a phone memory photo from a number…

Six on Saturday – Blossom Bounty

It’s still late winter here, and we have had unusually cold, wet and overcast weather. This has had the effect of delaying, the spring flowering until much later. On the plus side, it might pan out like last spring that was so long it slid into December, making four months of spring flowers, instead of…

Soggy Six – Six on Saturday

I took half my photos yesterday when it was sunny in parts, but today we have rain, fog and more rain. So I had to go out in between showers to snap more soggy lovelies (thanks to a la ninia cycle). Unusually wet in South Australia for us at this time of year, but we…

Six on Saturday – Spring is in the Air

It has been a long cold winter for us and the slow blossom progression towards spring is evident as each day passes.   The almond trees on the drier parts of the property are flowering but not our one near the house, it is luxuriating in all the cold winter moisture. Filling its Buds. The Manchurian…

Six on Saturday – Colourful Flowers in the Cold

Welcome to my six on Saturday this week. It’s right in the middle of a rather cold winter here. It’s still mild as far as winters go, no snow or anything but we need to go out in our padded snow jackets on cold days. Still plenty of flowers around my garden fortunately. In fact…

Sensational Salvias – Six on Saturday 23/4/22

I have quite few salvia varieties in my South Australian garden. They seem to suit out temperate climate and still survive after drought conditions. Here are some I have in my garden at the moment and are real toughies! They are surprising beautiful, and some you really need to get up close to fully appreciate…

Reliable Autumn Bloomers – Six on Saturday

As autumn moves steadily on the rains still have not set in, so I am watering daily the plants that require it. It is nice to spend time out in the mornings now as they are starting to cool and I can spend all day out on the garden in the now milder weather. I…

Six on Saturday – 12/3/22 Autumn Dreaming

Well we have finally reached autumn, I do like summer, but the cooler months are kinder to my garden and the flowers in there. As soon as the temperatures decrease the evaporation rate goes down and the plants can finally benefit from the water I am giving them, rather than just survive with it. The…

Six on Saturday 26/2/22 – A Stroll Around My Vegetable Garden

I enjoy my quiet still time in the summer evenings watering and cheering on the latest vegetable stars in my vegetable garden this year. They have grown quite fast in the heat of our summer sun, here in South Australia. Some varieties are the first time I have grow that exact one like the Golden…