Saturday, December 19, 2015

Flowers in a heat wave.

These Lilliums got burnt while they were in bud
during the first heat wave.
Crispy edges saved them from going to market.


First sun flower for the season.
I am a fan!

Lions tail is a South African shrub
It is not fazed  by the heat,
the flowers last well in the vase too.

The corn flowers got 
too big for themselves and flopped over filling the
center of this circle...snap dragons
having a second flush.
There is some basil in this circle also.
Mum gave me some special sunflower seeds,
they are surrounding this garden
....nearly ready to harvest

 The Ixias are long finished and not too
many Lilliums left in this bed.
 The feral rabbits destroyed about 80 bulbs...
With the forest so close, this is my 
Farmer Brown section!
As you can see, the garden
 comes right up to the edge of the forest we planted in
1992 

I was trying to capture the paddock sprinklers
It is pretty dry out there...
amazing to have any grass left after this heat wave.
Day 4 of this latest heat wave.
I will be staying inside with the cooler on.
4 days over 40 degrees is a marathon...
a cool change is expected this evening


3 comments:

Annie said...

It's arrived here thank goodness.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

We have had hardly any winter this year, very unusual, with our first cold and snow now. I canNOT imagine anything like 40 degrees c!!!!!!!!!

catherine roberts said...

My garden is holding for now but I cant put much water out with the cost,I planted two eremophlia niveas last weekend and have two small robyn gordans to put in,the fruit trees are being watered by washing water, Love your sunflower,dont they brighten up the day,I picked a bunch from a wild bush for my sons Christmas table,lol, boys thought it was potentially uncool to be raiding that bush lol