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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Perennial Gardening in Australia

The garden is lovely at this time of the year. The weather is warm on the southern coast of Australia. It is a lovely time of the year to be able to get outside. 

Geranium

My new geranium plant is looking magnificent with 15cm head of flowers. Each flower is about 5 cm in diameter. Such a pretty colour. 

Geranium

Rhubarb

The rhubarb is magnificent now in January with gigantic leaves and big, strong, red stems. Leaves are about 40cm long and 30 to 40cm wide. They make great fans in this hot weather. 

You can eat the rhubarb stalks after they are stewed. Remember NEVER to eat the leaves. They are poisonous.

Rhubarb stalks can be cooked and eaten

Fuchsia

We have a large fuchsia with multiple hot pink, dangling ballerina flowers. It is about 2 metres tall. Its stem is about 12cm in diametre. It is nearly 20 years old. It is very hardy and has profuse flowers. 
Tall espalliered fuchsia


 These three plants are perennials which means they grow year round. They are all hardy and drought tolerant which is very important during hot weather in Australia. Please consider these in your garden if you are looking for tough, hardy plants. 

Some varieties of plants and seeds are for sale and can be accessed through my website www.mygardentreasures.com.au
They are only available in parts of Australia. Not available internationally.

Enjoy your garden. It brings lots of peace and happiness.