My new garden

I just love this time of the year! Winter in Brisbane, for me, has to be the nicest time in the garden. And since our entire garden is brand new (there wasn’t a plant in sight when we bought this house), we’ve been pretty busy! Now all the bigger trees and shrubs are planted (natives in the back, camellias, hydrangeas, gardenias, roses in the front), I am filling in gaps with flowering bulbs and annuals.

This year is just the beginning and I have planted bluebells, ranunculus, anemones, freesias, snapdragons, cornflowers, poppies and sweet peas. I can nearly see them growing before my eyes now that we finally have some sunny, cool days.

We’ve also started a very small vege patch with a few easy things to get started : bok choy, zucchini, strawberries, rocket and cos lettuce. Lots of herbs of course and also a lemon and a lime tree in a couple of large pots. They’re not looking great, so any tips on how to make citrus thrive would be appreciated!