Di sent in this report of a stranger in our community veggie garden;
“I know properties in the village are selling fast, and one lady is so keen to get in she is waiting out in the Veggie plot . Her name is Shirley Crow and she is fully vaccinated so say hi to her if you see her. Fortunately she is a vegetarian.”
One Very Scary Scarecrow
Rosemary sent over this photo of the Azalea show in the waterfront gardens..
“Sheila brought this orchid with her and it is planted in a pot near Block 1 in the garden at the Waterfront..”
Dianne sent in this great photo of a Buckinghamia tree over in the Waterfront gardens..
The warm weather and plentiful rain has seen many of the village gardens really thriving. Here is a nice example of a flowering eucalyptus belonging to Tom & Bev and sent in by Di
Chris & Ted Castle have sent in this photo of Proteas in their front garden.
Looking good there…
OK.. how did this happen??
Who has noticed the brilliant single large display of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrows” in our garden bed half way along Davistown Road?? It seems to be placed too hard up against an existing tree to have been intentionally planted there.. What a mystery..
Dianne reports that spring has also sprung over at the Waterfront. Here is a fine display of local Daffodils
11th August 2020
Now here is a challenge hard to ignore. Dianne Fergusson writes on a recent rainy day;
” ………It may be gloomy today but I took this collage a few days ago to show some of the lovely Gardens to see in our village. They are all in front gardens and I hope they have not been damaged with this wind and rain. I would like to offer a bottle of bubbly to the first person to email me with the Villa numbers where these are situated. My email address is; difergusson@ optusnet.com.au
So go to it Allourians, take up the challenge!!!
Di has sent in this nice photo of a village flower bed and is convinced that this is a sign that Spring is on the way. Let us hope that it is not too long before our gardens begin to blossom again.
After a little bit of disruption and delay due to the Coronavirus lockdown, the Japanese themed garden in the courtyard at the Centre has finally been completed with the installation of a new fountain. The next time you are passing take the time to pause and admire the new addition, it really is quite calming. Well done Mirabel and Trudy.
Barrie sent in this photo and advises;
“….it is a giant cactus in my front garden and it only flowers during the the night.you have to get up early to see it because by lunch time it has drooped. When I lived in the old house it often had twenty or thirty blooms ….”
Barbara is once again loving the gardens at this time of year….
It has been a while since we posted some photos of our general village gardens, but there have been many comments that they are looking spectacular this year. A “well done” goes to our wonderful gardening staff..
Barbara recently sent in this photo but I am sure that there must be some more “gems” out there;
Rosemary C sent in these photos but it was difficult to decide whether to post them in this section or on the “Village Wildlife” page. Is that a Dinosaur I see??
Martina Zalm has provided these photographs taken around our village
Thanks go to Yocham Zalm for his many hours of toil to bring us this great array of herbs.
To quote that famous saying….
“Spring has sprung, the flowers are riz…. I wonder where the birdies is??”
Our village gardens are starting to show good signs of coming out of their winter slump… here are some very early signs and of course there will be many more to follow…..