We are smack in the middle of winter here. A cold snap is apparently sweeping up the country, but I have been enjoying sunshine here, with just a smidgen of rain. I’ll take cold yet sunny days over rainy days for sure! Water-filled holes aside, there are actually some nice things to look at in the garden.

White camellia
The white, semi-cascading camellia has been gracing the dining room window views with its snowy flowers all winter, complete with playful, feeding birds: native tui, silvereyes and fantails. The flowers are almost at an end now.
Red camellia bud
And as the white camellia winds down, the red one further down the line begins to steal the show. The tui love this one too, so they’ll be back.
Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver'
Planting slowly continues in the Plum Tree Garden. One of the newest members is Hebe pimeleoides ‘Quicksilver’.
Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst'
Heuchera ‘Amethyst Myst’ is looking lovely and doesn’t seem to mind the winter weather.
Carex albula
Although The Herb Garden is looking a bit dreary at the moment, the border of Carex albula sedges is growing quite happily and keeping the garden with some sense of tidiness.

Ok, so it’s raining again… One day my tree and stump holes will get drained enough to dig again! Winter’s a great time to plant fruit trees, isn’t it?

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