Although Jennie would say that I'm obsessional about motorcycling, I don't think that's actually true. Passionate certainly, but I do have other interests. Gardening is one of them because it's amazingly therapeutic. Nothing like being outside on a spring evening pottering about under the critical supervision of our cats! I mentioned the hard work to get the house and garden straight. The garden in particular was a nightmare as it was completely overgrown with scruffy, native bush. We slashed and burned until there was space to plant some nice native plants, keeping the existing tree ferns and planting other non-native plants under and around them to provide a bit of colour throughout the year. Now spring is here, I thought we'd have a change from motorcycling and post a few photos of a few of the plants taken this week.
Native plant area of the garden with tree ferns
Bromeliad under a tree fern
Another Bromeliad with lethal spines on the leaves!
Early-flowering Tahitian Pohutukawa
Scented orchid growing under a tree fern
Bird of Paradise plant
Azalea bush about 2 metres high
Native Cordyline and Pampas Grass
View from the deck through the bush approaching sunset
Hope that you've enjoyed the brief garden ramble - back to bikes next time!