Perennial Bliss

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Perennial Bliss

Postby daffy » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:54 pm

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Postby Sina » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:05 pm

pretty peace of paradise in what looks to be very barron land behind it.
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Postby daffy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:25 pm

pretty peace of paradise in what looks to be very barron land behind it


Well....... there is a "rockery of great shrubbery" in amongst the rocks. Unfortunately it's all in my minds eye, as attempts have been slow and hit and miss (more miss than hit) there are:

4 may bushes (which flowered)
2 Correa dusky bells
Winter iris
Many red hot pokers of varying colours
Daylilies
Grevillia
Nandina
Westeringa
Emu bush
small grey/green conifer
And a plethera of other tried stuff that died like Ceanothus (which were inbetween the may bushes) :cry: :cry:

Really why things don't survive in an inch of soil on top of granite rock, I don't know :shock:
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Postby Pokie » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:10 pm

They look great! :D
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Postby midgin » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:16 pm

Daffy, I think you are doing extremely well with the drought conditions.... love your house...esp. the bay windows... I bet you have a fantastic view...
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Postby Luzy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:40 pm

The view's pretty good from down here, too! Lovely combinations, daffy :D (I do keep thinking about the outlook from the house, especially from those other pics you posted before *sigh*)
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Postby Comeilotei » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:49 pm

Gorgeous garden & home Daffy!!! You've done well!

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Postby daffy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:42 pm

For those of you that missed the view shots!!!!

Daytime and Sunset from the Bay

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Postby Comeilotei » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:50 pm

WOW Daffy!!! What a sight! I'm in awe...

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Postby Pokie » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:10 am

It that green grass I see? :shock:
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Postby Patricia » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:10 pm

See what you mean Daffy....sunsets & plenty of space to expand the graden..beautiful...hhmmm ...how I would love that piece of paradise....looking at ways of extending my garden yet again!! :lol:
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:16 am

Morning all,

WOW :!: :!: :!: What a bloke could do with a paddock that size I would
be in heaven. :D :D :D

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Postby The Estate » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:15 am

Lovely Daffy, I must admit I do miss the coutry like after seeing your pics, c :shock: l.
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