October would have to be Christmas for gardeners. It is the best time and here in my own garden it is when everything looks its best, right before the heat of the sun begins to kick in heading into Summer.
Everything is just growing and blooming like crazy and it is all very glorious for the senses to behold and the birds and the bees are loving it too.
Apologies for the inconsistencies in the photography. Some days it really was too bright outside for photo taking but I have to take my opportunities when I can these days and I havent been able to edit as much as I would have liked to.
Nonetheless, there is an abundance of plants in bloom and this year, my Roses have surprised me. I didn't give them a big prune over winter as I thought they needed some size on them and I think they are saying thank you for being so kind. I have also helped them along with some pest and disease management.
The Gerbera's just keep on coming and the ones that I purchased at the Benalla Market last month are loving their new home both out in the garden bed and in a pot at the back door and new blooms are popping up each week.
Im also loving the little guys, the little ground covers in Dianthus, Sweet Williams and Gazanias that I have been given from other peoples gardens and those that I have split and replanted hoping that they would spread and do their thing.
This is also our last Spring here in town and the last time I will get to see all these wonderful plants on show. So I am glad that I am keeping this record as not only have I learnt a few names of plants, but ill know what they will uncover come Spring for next year. I plan on transplanting as much as I can. I have also learnt that a decent flowering garden bed is a good three year process from scratch.
Enough chatter from me. Ill leave it to you so just keep scrolling and enjoy the flowers.
Self seeding Sweet Peas. They are beautiful once again, though are very much coming to their end now.
Blooms from the Lemon Tree.
Gerberas and beautiful Iris.
A view of the front garden bed at the beginning of the month.
I love these Roses. I just wish I knew what they are called.
More happy Gerbera's by the front door as well as that purple Sunseeker Gazania. How beautiful is the Slim Dusty Rose bush just behind them.
Kangaroo Paw. I took a tiny clump from out the front and placed it in this pot. It grew and grew over the following months and it has put on a great show of flowers this Spring. The best is the flowers last for ages.
Im not a big fan of this Rose bush by the front door, but when it comes to Spring again I always end up loving it all over again.
Pretty Dianthus. I have these all over the place. They are easy to split and replant and do not require much maintaining and are great for borders.
Another pretty Gerbera.
Sweet Williams given to me from Margot. These have spread a fair bit and have beautiful bright pink flowers. I have also discovered white and pink ones.
Do do do...Lookin' out my back door. (You just have to sing that!) Told you it was a pretty sight. Violas, Daisies, Petunias, Verbena, Cosmos and Sweet Peas.
I feel so happy now having looked over this post.
Love my flowers.
Whats in bloom at yours?
Thanks for visiting today.