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By siris


Brachyglottis (Senecio) greyii covered in frost February 22nd 2015.

This picture of the plant taken last summer (2014) shows why the common name is Daisy Bush or Sunshine Bush.

Frost on the lawn. When the sun comes out, the snowdrops under the pergola in the background will come out -

- then they will disappear into dormancy.

The pergola which is covered at present with the flowers of Clematis balearica “Freckles”,

will have a covering of Clematis viticella alba in summer.

I will get the garden seat from the garage and put it in its place for late afternoon sunshine. The Honeysuckle will flower and provide scent.

I can’t wait!

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It's nice to look ahead, but also nice to enjoy what's in season now :o)

25 Feb, 2015


I don't like the frost on my hands and feet but it always adds a magical look to the plants and shrubs which in my opinion one cannot help but admire.....

25 Feb, 2015


Frost 22 Feb, v. windy 23rd & 24th - difficult to take photos because the flower heads keep moving in the breeze, but this afternoon 25th gorgeous sunshine. Is spring here?

25 Feb, 2015


What a lovely little seating area. When I saw it was your blog I thought it was going to have irises in it - something to look forward to for later?

25 Feb, 2015


Thanks Steragram, I do have other plants besides Iris! Our seating corner for "apperos" gets the sun from about 5 pm. Only the centre bird bath gets sun most of the day, so my Iris are in the front which faces S/SW. They must have maximum sun to ripen the rhizomes.

26 Feb, 2015


Its good to know that clems will be happy in shade most of the time. It will be so nice sitting under them you won't want to get up and start working...

26 Feb, 2015


But no scent, hence the Honeysuckle up the back fence, but it had a serious prune recently.

26 Feb, 2015


It wil bounce back - a lovely perfume to sit under in the evening.

26 Feb, 2015


I enjoyed your blog. Lovely to remember the difference a few months will make. That's a very nice area to sit in Siris.

2 Mar, 2015


And the early evening glass of wine!

3 Mar, 2015

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