‘Winter is a season of recovery and preparation’ Paul Theroux.
We are well into wintry weather now in the Central Tablelands of NSW, and it’s quite difficult to find six things of interest in the garden. Two tonnes of topsoil have been spread on various gardens and on part of the lawn, a massive effort by Mr MG, and I’m regretful that I neglected to photograph either the pile of soil or the job being accomplished. However, with a return to frosty mornings and sunny days, the play of light on remaining autumnal colours is pleasing and so this week I’m concentrating on that.
Above, Sedum ’Autumn Joy’ has developed chocolate brown seed heads on caramel stalks, a delicious concoction of colours.
Next, the leaves on the Pyrus glow, buttery yellow in the late afternoon sun.
The leaves of a Heuchera ’Fire Alarm’, purchased recently and not yet planted, as it radiates richly on the wall in its pot. Now to find somewhere to house it…..
Russet-tinged leaves of this succulent (which doesn’t have a name) match the pot in which the plant resides.
A lone Nerine flower flaunts her spidery petals. Nerines usually bloom in the garden at this time, just before the frosts come to finish them off. This one, in a more sheltered spot hasn’t had to face her demise just yet.
Lastly, nothing to do with glowing, autumn or winter, the yellow-tailed black cockatoos continue to visit the Hakea petiolaris, and use their own form of pruning whilst cracking open those iron-hard capsules to retrieve the seeds. We are busy collecting the branches that have collected under the tree.
Weather today: Glorious. Sunny. -2 to 16 degrees C
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