Thursday in Colour!

Today’s post is at the request of Tish Farrell who asked could I show my Black and White Tuesday (garden) photos in colour.

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acacia_1849a

So I thought, Why not? The photos were taken in colour, after all.

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Temple_1848b

Our little Japanese Temple is backed by an Australian Native, Acacia Limelight. The Limelight comes in two sizes. This is the smaller version while the larger version is about 1.5 mtr diameter by 80 cm high. The foliage remains a bright green all year round, however this one is to be removed soon as they are too dirty to plant above pebbles.

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Japanese Temple_1841c

We discovered this the hard way! The Limelight is also a plant which only looks good on the outside….lifting any of those lovely green branches reveals dead leaves.

Japanese Garden_1848d

Based on gardening books about Japanese gradens we carefully raked gravel in waving patterns, if I remember correctly. These looked ‘nice’ for about thirty seconds. Then thirty five kilograms of golden Labrador walked over to the bowl for a look and a drink! So endeth a good idea!

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Japanese Garden_1855e

Even for someone with red-green colour vision loss, these dwarf bamboo plants are a great foil to the acacia. I inferred that the bamboo were Australian natives on Tuesday. Where are all the gardeners? Google set me straight. The bamboo is listed as a weed in eastern Australia with China and Japan given credit as its home base.

In the foreground of the last Photo IS an Australian native. A dwarf Pittosporum “Golf Ball” which needs pruning to bring it back to golf ball size.

The camellias are just beginning to bloom and I will post photos on Friday.

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