Top ten list of garden plants

  • Abutilons of all kinds
  • Buddlejas old and new
  • Epiphytic orchids and ferns
  • Gordonia species
  • Heliotrope, Lemon verbena, Fennel and herbs
  • Michelias of all sorts
  • Perennial Salvias large and small
  • Species Camellias
  • Tea and China Roses
  • Weigela of all types

Montville Rose

Friday, July 1, 2011

house and garden


Camellia 'Julia France', Montville Uniting Church (where we also garden)
Tis the season for repairing.
The poor old house has received a fair bit of long overdue repair and we took the opportunity to replace sliding windows fitted in the 1960s. Now our century old house has cedar sash windows all around and the painter has been called to freshen things up (after 20 years).
In the garden our september 17th -18th open garden preparations continue.
With the removal of some trees whole vistas and opportunities have opened up.
In a lovely clearing surrounded by Red cedar (Toona ciliata) , Barklya syringifolia, Melaleuca, Banksia integrifolia (Coastal banksia) and palms (Archontophoenix cunninghamii) we have planted red cordyllines , various Crotons, Deiffenbachia and Begonias to boost the populations of same and add to the Blue ginger lilies (Dichorisandra) and other interesting plants throughout this area.
Also to take advantage of this wet year we are planting lots of bedding annuals; Snap dragons, Patiolas, Petunias, Primulas, 'Johnnu Jump Ups', 'Sweet Williams' and Helichrysum.
Friends from the car club, the Blackall Range horseless Carriage Club and friends from Brisbane, Tracey and Chris Colley are coming to help with the last of our big scale cleanups.
All we need are the regular wet days throughout our lead up and fine weather in september.
Pray for us
Michael Simpson

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