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Today's perfect sunny day seems the ideal time to start my garden musings.
The bright reds, oranges and yellows of my spring garden need the cooling contrast of blue.
In early spring, the whole landscape seems cloaked with a fuzz of luminescent, lime-coloured leaves.
Once upon a time, most gardens featured a deciduous spring-flowering shrub or two.
Versatile and beautiful shrubby salvias are beginning to bloom.
My parents gave me Acanthus mollis for my first garden on the basis it couldn't be killed.
There are some beautiful trees in bloom at the moment in Sydney.
Cane-stemmed Begonia cultivars are summer stars for foliage and flower power in Sydney gardens.
With the arrival of autumn, Fuchsia plants are starting to look good again.
The many types of Plectranthus provide some of my favourite autumn flowers for shady spots.
Shrub-like Begonia are easy-going plants with a prolonged flowering period for shady spots
Sasanqua camellias are in full bloom everywhere, to the delight of gardeners and birds alike.
I always think of spring as being when daisies are in bloom, but there are quite a few members of the Asteraceae family which appear now.
Though we don't experience the full splendour of autumn leaves found in cool regions, we can still have a good display.
I have recently discovered this congenial group of flowering plants, which has some excellent shade-loving specimens.
During the winter months, I really appreciate the evergreen shrubs which give structure to my garden.
Berry-bearing plants can bring colour into our autumn and early winter gardens.
We are very lucky to be gardening in Sydney, where a host of winter-blooming plants can cheer us through the dreary days of June and July.
Fragrant winter-flowering plants can get us out into the garden in July!
The Acanthus family contains some attractive shrubs for winter blooms.
There are Salvias for every season and some of the most brilliant ones flower in winter.
Perhaps August should be redefined as the first month of spring in Sydney?
I am enjoying some hot-coloured flowers in my spring garden.
Evergreen azaleas are one of the classic icons of Sydney gardens, but I only have two very old specimens.
The wonderful flowers of Jacaranda trees are starting to appear.
My garden has entered something of a white phase at the moment.
The garden created by Wendy Whiteley in Lavender Bay in Sydney, is a semi-tropical oasis, using plants that thrive in our climate.
Hydrangea shrubs provide months of colour with their big heads of blooms, as long as they get enough water!
The beautifully perfumed Gardenia evokes memories of Christmases past.
A holiday reminded me of the attractions of this small semi-tropical flowering tree.
Some robust little shrubs are in bloom.
This one blooms in late summer.
I have two different sorts of 'butterfly bushes'.
At the moment, orange flowers catch my eye.
There are several plants in bloom at the moment that are often thought to be Salvias.
There are some stunning purple flowers in bloom at the moment.
Mother's Day sees us get close to the peak of autumn-colouring leaves in Sydney.
The use of dark-tinted foliage can add drama and interest to garden borders.
Plants with dramatic shapes can provide form and interest during the winter months.
Golden foliage can brighten up a gloomy winter's day.
A stroll through a tropical rainforest gave me some ideas for Sydney gardens.
Even in the depths of winter, we can see the promise of spring in buds forming on trees and shrubs.
I spent a pleasant morning in the garden at Eryldene.
Sunday was a beautiful day to be in the garden!
White flowers in the winter garden can create a satisfying vignette.
Pink seems to be the colour of early spring.
September sees the unfurling of beautiful baby leaves everywhere.
An afternoon visiting gardens brings delight and inspiration.
A weekend in the country reminds me of valuable gardening lessons.
Tough and undemanding plants from my parents' garden are favourites in my own.
This weekend I discovered a new nursery and found some plant treasures there.
Leaves variegated with spots and splashes of colour bring an intriguing touch to gardens.
This time of year sees the rising of spires of flowers in the garden.
Meet a rather different member of the genus Hydrangea.
A bunch of flowers with some green carnations reminded me of the fascination of green blooms.
We have endured one of the hottest weeks on record in our gardens, but plants have still provided solace.
There are some brilliantly white flowers illuminating my garden at the moment.
In March there are many flowers of autumn hues to give a seasonal display in Sydney gardens.
Late March brings a welcome shift of season in our Sydney gardens.
Scented leaves can evoke memories and uplift the soul.
I enjoy seeing carpets of fallen leaves and flowers in autumn.
This is a good time of year to admire some beautiful tree trunks!
Miniature-flowered camellias are a delightful addition to the winter garden.
Trees are a vital element of gardens and our wider landscape.
A profusion of blooms on bare branches announces that spring is almost here.
Some flowers just demand to be touched!
September sees some beautiful and easy-going shrubs come into bloom in Sydney.
As one gets older, there is the need to rethink aspects of one's garden.
Give autumn-coloured flowers a background of deciduous leaves.
Standard plants have a lot to offer in the garden.
A visit to the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney gives ideas for spring plantings.
Two flowering trees are creating a wonderful display in Sydney at the moment.
My Hydrangea plants are going to be pruned sooner rather than later this year.
A dead tree can live on in the garden.
Early autumn is my favourite time of year!
A nursery in Sydney's north-west specialises in plants for shady spots.
This is the time of year to enjoy Camellia flowers.
Many plants from East Asia bloom now.
Sydney has the perfect climate for Camellia japonica.
This year I've learned to grow fuchsias better!
I have been admiring some fab hedges this week.
April is a great time to plant!
Some stalwart shrubs for Sydney.
These plants grow to perfection here!
National Tree Day was held on 29 July.
Tibouchina brings colour to autumn gardens.
Autumn is the best season for salvias!
Citrus fruit give bright colour in winter.