Wednesday, 16 October 2013

October in the garden

The weather has really started to warm up here in Sydney, the temperature recently has been in the up to 39C.  The winds are still around, we don't normally have them for a few months like we have had this year.  Most of the Frangipanis are in bud and the leaves starting to open up, and the new spring growth has started on all the other plants. 

Flowering for the first time

Brillantaisia subulugurica
Scuttelaria costaricana
Radermchera Kunming
Also in flower

 Calliandra pink flowers

 Justicia carnea Alba


  Pachystachys lutea

Rondeletia Caprice

Crossandra infundibuliformis

Tabernaemontana divartica

Ruellia elegans

 Pseuderanthemum gracilis Blue Heaven

Sarcochilus in flower for the first time

Justicia nodosa

Angelonia angustifolia

Justicia brandegeeana Yellow Queen

Justicia brandegeeana Fruit Cocktail
Justicia brandegeeana Big Red

Justicia brandegeeana

Justicia brandegeeana variegated
Pavonia x gledhillii

 Calliandra haematocephala


  1. Some wonderful plants. I wonder if any of them would grow as pot plants in the UK. I love the Calliandra. Does it grow very big? You are so lucky with the weather getting warmer there whilst we plunge into cold, damp winter and have to content ourselves with a few left- over flowers hanging on pathetically like withered moths. Chloris

    1. The Calliandra grows to around 3m high. You would need a heated glass house to grow any of these plants there. Yes, we do have good weather here and we have flowers all year round.