On weeding

Tea rose Mrs BR Cant among the  grasses

The old tea rose Mrs BR Cant is 2m high, 5m wide, evergreen, fragrant and delightful surrounded by grasses, some with seed heads the same colour as her flowers. All I need now are few choice perennials and I am done. Or would be if the bush fire regulations allowed it. (I consider myself lucky, Hans Heysen lost trees to his local council…)

Weed?

And then this lovely thing. I daydream it’s some rare native lily and imagine a great drift alongside some other thing chosen to pick up the exquisite colour of that dark purple-brown stain at the base of the petals. I’m keeping it. I just need to figure out how and when to move it to The Riot. (There’s a small clump so I can cautiously test with a little bit first.)

Weeding is slow work.

This entry was posted in On garden making. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to On weeding

  1. Scott says:

    It might be an Ixia maculata. Very jealous.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *