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- Otane, Central Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
|17 Dec '10 9:25 am|
I'm pleased to say that overnight we have had some much awaited rain and it is continuing to fall as I write.
One part of the garden has a real NZ Native feel about it and includes flaxes, pittos, acacia,ake ake [purperea] hebes and carex.
The garden was really overgrown with those other plants that we sometimes call wildflowers It actually took 4 'fadges' to clear one small area. Pleased to say it is getting back to some sort of order.
In all parts of the garden I have Iris's 'for Africa' a wonderful show but I have sacrificed some of them so I can put in plants to give summer colour to the garden, oh! mustn't forget the wonderful display of Icelandic poppies, they are past their best now but I can be assured that they will pop up year after year.
I was always tentative about roses and avoided planting them in the past but I have rediscovered the Rugosa Roses[I remember them in my grandmothers garden in England] and planted them amongst some of the existing roses, not to familiar with rose varieties or names but one climbing around the veranda I think is Crepuscule, it gave a magnificant display about a month ago and now is preparing for another flush, I will try and upload a photo of it in it's spendid glory. My two named rugosa are 'Agnes' and 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup', three others not sure. It appears I have waffled on enough for now.