Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A day in the Garden

Another beautiful Autumn day too nice too be indoors, so decided was time to cut my Crepe Myrtle back as the leaves are starting to fall, and do a little repotting before winter sets in
before a tidy up
I normally wait for my fuchsia "Susan Young" to stop flowering before repot, but this one was a bit untidy and in need of a repot and happy to report I havent harmed it
after repot

before while still in good bloom
Crepe Myrtle after a good prune
My Daphne & Hoya just a top up with potting mix.
Next project to divide fallen heat affected stag fern and attach to a hanging backet to form a ball

Finally cleaned up and in the bins



Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~ You have a beautiful garden
and I enjoyed seeing your photos.
Glad to see you had a great Easter with the families visiting.
Thanks for the welcome back -I had a lovely time, but it's nice to be back with my friends. Take care, Jan,Love, Merle.

April 18, 2007 12:43 am  
Blogger Sonia said...

Your garden is very beautiful Jeanette! Love this indoor garden,
how you named it? In Portuguese we say caramanchão.

April 18, 2007 6:05 am  

That was a beautiful trip. I wish I could have smelled them. I love flowers and plants of all kinds. connie from Texas

April 18, 2007 10:30 am  
Blogger Pamela said...

daphne's bloom in the spring here -- and smell like heaven is leaking.

Ours died a few years ago.

So did our small crepe myrtles. Just toooo cold in the winter here for them. They were dwarf myrtles --

I love your garden. I'll bring the Chai Latte's and we can sit and giggle together.

April 18, 2007 3:19 pm  
Blogger Janice said...


You have a lovely garden, I think our crepe myrtel is the same color and it should be blooming soon.


April 18, 2007 4:19 pm  
Blogger Marc & Kristy said...

Hi jan, you garden looks really good, kristy said she wishes we could have one like yours.
Keep up the good work

Marc & Kristy

April 18, 2007 5:29 pm  
Blogger Lee-ann said...

Hello jeanette,
nothing like getting the hands dirty in the soil of the garden is there.........I love the hanging baskets you have.

The saddest thing for me is that when we had to sell my grandmothers home in Mannum on the murry river we left behind a Hoya, it was huge no it was HUGE!!! and no one could lft the pot I wonder if it is still growing....anyway it is always lovely to visit and I am just so happy to be back in blogger land and here on your blog right now.

Enjoy your lovely Thursday is is going to be another nice sunshine filled day.

April 18, 2007 10:51 pm  
Blogger mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! What a tidy up!
I am having a queezy moment...I strted to spring clean and the disinfectant odour has made me feel sick! Trouble with housework eh! Bad for you! LOL!


April 19, 2007 12:56 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


I LOOOVE your garden! We have a lot of plants but nothing is ever as tidy as yours! We have too much space, I think! Your garden looks cozy!


April 19, 2007 1:12 am  
Blogger CG said...

Your garden is really amazing...things are so lush. I loved listening to that cheery "G'day" song on your blog; really made me smile!!

April 19, 2007 2:26 am  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Lucky you. Still having such, around. I don't know when we will ever get to the blooming weather around these parts. -pout-


April 19, 2007 3:10 am  
Blogger Crafty Gardener said...

I've had a great visit to you garden. There you are tidying up for the end of the season and here I am waiting for the season to begin. Thanks for visiting my blog. I loved the music on yours.

April 19, 2007 7:54 am  
Blogger RUTH said...

You have some wonderful plants in your garden. Really enjoyed having a look at some of them.

April 19, 2007 12:06 pm  
Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

I just hafta say, I never, NEVER tire of viewing your garden and how you work with it. Always beautiful.

April 20, 2007 4:48 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Jen -- Your garden is always so pretty.
We don't cut crepe myrtles around here until Valentines Day, that is near the last freeze and there won't be tender buds to freeze.

Saturday's post, did you know that all reptiles pretty much look ...?

April 20, 2007 12:53 pm  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi Jen, Looks like you like your Fuchsia's too,I have a few Aussie varieties such as Domacin and others. Our gardens are really starting to get going now (very unseasonaly warm this year),yours is just winding down. Thats a good thing with blogging you can always find someones garden that is good to look at all through the year.Pot on, Bob.

April 20, 2007 7:04 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

You must have really green thumbs, you lucky girl! If I dared to do things like that, I would end up with little brown curly things. LOL.
Although, I do have a flourishing Daphne, & will post pics when it flowers later in the year.

April 20, 2007 7:06 pm  
Blogger Meow said...

Gardening is very therapeutic ... you have done a wonderful job with yours. It looks fabulous.
Take care, Meow

April 21, 2007 4:08 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~I am so sorry you are not feeling so well and hope it passes quickly, specially when you have visitors. Glad you liked the Breakfast at McDonalds story, I did too. Take care Jan and get some rest
Love, Merle.

April 21, 2007 4:52 pm  
Blogger Sorlil said...

lovely pics, your garden sure looks great, wish I could transplant it over here!

April 21, 2007 7:18 pm  
Blogger Gary said...

Nice pictures. thanks for sharing them.

April 23, 2007 10:04 pm  
Blogger The Ramblin Irishman said...

Been a while since I could visit. Your garden does look lovely; makes me envious. Do you know any amusing marriage poems I could use in CHURCH? I have to talk about marriage this Sunday and could use some good humour. Take care.

April 25, 2007 2:28 am  
Blogger UKBob said...

You will be ready for a cuppa after all that tidying up. Do your Fuchsia's keep on growing all year round? I usually repot mine in spring when they start back in to gorwth. Bob.

April 25, 2007 10:00 pm  
Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Mate.
Your garden looks great,glad it was done before the bug hit.
We are a great duo your tummy & my knee.
However we will soldier on it's has to get better we have had the worst.
See you soon xoxo

April 25, 2007 11:40 pm  

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