What a find! We came home with a lovely flowering gum which was for sale at a reduced price. The labels had washed off in a big rain some time ago and they couldn't vouch for the colour and height. Oh wow! We're happy with an educated guess. This beauty is just right and will give a tall-ish trunk between six and eight metres with thick canopy which will shade the old teak seat below the rockery. Had a little tipple there just last evening. :-)
|Look at all the buds. Some are starting to doff their little caps and flower.|
|I dips me lid! See what I mean about the little lids lifting? And look at the colour.|
|Same buds two days later. Oh my soul, they're gorgeous.|
Now here's the other little thing to make you smile. My rhubarb patch is doing very nicely but tends to burn in 30 to 40 degree heat. Wouldn't we all!
|Notice compost tumblers in the background and bright green Vietnamese mint over to the left.|
Here's the rhubarb prepared for the heat with umbrella coverage of bracken fronds from another part of the garden. They work well to prevent the burning.