Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Andrew often joins in too.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I will show you how things are settling and beginning to grow in my garden.
You'll notice there are still plenty of bare patches, I hope those will get filled by the succulents as they spread, although that will take a couple of seasons. The waiting is the hard part.
Aeonium black rose. this is a taller variety and I have several cuttings from a neighbour.
Aeonium blushing beauty on the left, this will develop more pink on its leaves as the weather warms, another short black on the right.
This taller green Aeonium belongs to my neighbour P, I have several cuttings the same, but not from this plant.
This is the flower which will eventually appear on my green Aeoniums. Pretty stunning eh?
enjoying the sights and smells of the great outdoors; behind him you can see how well my jades are doing.
The chooks, Harry and Henry, are still happily pecking and watching the world go by; they seem to have lost their feet in the mulch.
Looks like there'll be a good show of bluebells this season; the fine strappy leaves just behind to the left are starflowers.
My dusty millers have doubled in size, I'd like a couple more of these.
This is the overgrown echeveria given to me by neighbour T, I have the pot propping it up, once it is better established, I'll take cuttings from it and fill my porch with pots.
Looking down into the pot there......
I'm not getting over-excited about this just yet, but I do believe it is a baby apricot tree. Out of the dozens of seeds I planted, finally, one tree.
Two more echeverias, un-named, the label just reads gardeners choice, the ruffly one does also have 'fancy-leaf' on the label. They will each grow to be about 30cm across before they set "pups"
This miniature echeveria is only 6cm across and will eventually reach 10cm, then set pups and form a mound of rosettes eventually.
Echeveria black prince is harder to see against the mulch, it will grow to 15cm.
Grape hyacinths have begun to appear
The first kangaroo paw of the season. I've been waiting for these, my daughter's have been blooming for a couple of weeks now.
I'm happy with the grevilleas this year, last year they each had only one or two tiny flowers at a time, this one now has a half dozen just like that one above.
This is Senecio blue chalk sticks, it will spread and wind through the garden for a couple of metres, I have three pieces.
Sedum jelly beans, the smaller right side is all new growth.
Sedum gold mound is a small leaf groundcover, should reach a couple of metres in all directions. There is a smaller green one which isn't doing so well.
Another cutting from T, I don't know what it is, but I have several of them.
Also unknown to me, but look, it's growing. See the tiny new yellow tips? Right on top there.
I still have cuttings on the porch, I'm going to leave these here to overgrow the pot.
And now for the latest additions....a couple of cheeky miners have found their way to my patch.
So cute. They need names....I'm thinking Paddy and Mike.