Hibiscus 'Sylvia Goodman'
This Hibiscus has been growing in a large pot since we bought it a few years ago. We had to move the pot a couple of months ago and found it did not want to move - a large root had grown through the drainage hole straight into the ground below. The root had to be cut off and the plant did not like that! It is about 1.5m high or more and it is now time to plant it into the ground and I am hoping that all goes well with the transplanting as it is not an easy Hibiscus to find.
This Hibiscus has been growing in a pot for 2 years and it has now been transplanted into the garden. This is another Hibiscus that is hard to find.
This is a brilliant red in colour now, the photo does not show this properly. It does need the cobwebs to cleaned off and the old parent plant to be removed from the middle. I am going to try to divide the pups on this one soon.
Flowering this month........
I went for a walk around the front garden last weekend and found this one in flower for the first time - very exciting. I love the white markings on the bracts and the flowers are gorgeous. It does look like a cool growing cottage garden plant instead of a tropical plant.
The first time flowering for this one. This is a small plant as I planted this about 6 months ago, it will end up around a metre high.
This plant comes in and out of flower throughout the year. It does self seed but it hasn't been too bad here. I just move the seedlings into other parts of the garden.
Sorry about the blurry bottom of this photo but there is a plinth and statue next to this plant on the left side of this photo and I couldn't get it in focus properly.
This one is in flower all year.
Justicia brandegeeana variegated form
A gorgeous combination of flowers and variegated leaves. The leaves have been getting a lot more white on them over the last few months and I hope they continue like this through the warmer months.
This is the first flower of the season.
The flowers on this one are almost finished now, it has been in flower since June. A very long lasting show of flowers and it will be back in flower in a few months
An orange Vireya just starting to flower
I have a few Calliandras in the garden and they grow well here. This is the winter/spring flowering one.
I have the Russelias growing around the waterfall behind the swimming pool. I love the way the Russelias and the surrounding variegated Mondo Grass fall over, it reminds me of falling water. It does look good around the waterfall. You can just see the red flowered one on the left hand side of the photo.
This one flowers all year. I couldn't get far enough away from the flower to get a good photo as I would have ended up in the deep end of the pool - camera and all.
All the photos were taken in the late August or September except for the Hibiscus photos.