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My Garden in flower - Autumn 2009


By bernieh


Continuing the record of my garden in flower through the seasons.

Flowering through Autumn (March to May):




Buddleia Davidii







Jasminum Officinale


Mandevilla ‘White Fantasy’

Medinilla Magnifica

Murraya Paniculata

Mussaenda Philippica ‘Aurore’

Mussaenda Philippica ‘Bangkok Rose’


Osteospermum ‘Tradewinds’






Scutellaria Suffrutescens

Serissa Foetida


Spathodea campanulata

Streptocarpus Caulescens


Rhoeo Spathacea



It is said that our region only has 2 distinct seasons, the dry season in autumn, winter and spring and the wet season in summer. Autumn rainfall drops to a monthly average of around 108mm. The season of Autumn is a little cooler with average temperature 20o C – 30o C. It’s the time when we plant out annuals and trim back a lot of the growth after the ‘wet’ season.

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You have some enviable flowers there Bernie :)

3 Jun, 2009


I wish our autumn flowers were as pretty as yours! Absolutely gorgeous I particularly like the Allamanda is it easy to grow?

3 Jun, 2009


I'm "green" with envy, such beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing, they are all stunning!

3 Jun, 2009


Lovely collection of flowers you have there, Bernieh! Do they all grow in your garden?

One photo made me go "ooooohhhh, Mussaenda Philippica ‘Bangkok Rose’!! It's a very beautiful leaf colour!

3 Jun, 2009


Wow! so many Gorgeous Flowers do u have a Fav ? :D

3 Jun, 2009


great photos bernieh thanks

3 Jun, 2009


Very interesting to compare what we grow here in the UK and what we don't grow when compared to your plants. Thanks for this blog

3 Jun, 2009


Sueb the allamanda (Allamanda blanchetti) is not at all hard to grow here. This one grows out in the full sun in a quite dry section of my garden - but plenty of summer moisture from rainfall ensures a long flowering season. I think it is sensitive to frost however - as it's a tropical/sub-tropical plant.

4 Jun, 2009


Balcony - yes all these plants grow on my property. The mussaenda called 'Bangkok Rose' is am absolute stunner when the whole shrub is in full flower. My poor thing fell over during our very wet summer season - it has survived but will take some time to recover and reach it's previous height of around 3 metres. It did have a couple of blooms during the autumn but that was it so far - it will definitely be back as beautiful as ever later in the year.

4 Jun, 2009


Jacque - my favourite autumn flowering plant is definitely the Murraya as it has the most delightful perfume and I love its white flowers. I do so love being able to plant out the annuals though - love their display as they go on for quite some time over winter and into spring.

4 Jun, 2009


Andrewr - in my garden I have to grow plants that tolerate heat, humidity, very strong sunlight, short periods of heavy rainfall or no rainfall at all. I find it interesting too to compare what can and can't be grown in my region of the world with the plants you grow.

4 Jun, 2009


Absolutely fabulous, Bernie. You've some beauties there.

14 Jun, 2009


Thanks very much Llew.

14 Jun, 2009

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