Saturday, 1 March 2014

A Mornington garden

After travelling north to visit the reef, my UK visitor Jayne and I split up briefly in November. She headed for the bright lights of Sydney, while I got stuck into a big freelance project with a rapidly approaching deadline.

Then, before we knew it we were meeting up at the airport and heading for my cousins' home at Mornington south of Melbourne. As I mentioned in my previous post, the weather did not favour us. It was either the longest wet stretch or the coldest wet stretch on record for that time of year, but even that couldn't diminish the beauty of Trish and Keith's spring garden.

I love the soft colour palette and the cottage style planting. The stars of the show on this visit were the fuchsias, roses, and pelargoniums.


Pelargoniums, roses, and lavender

Love this trio of coral

Native frangipani Hymenosporum flavum
Looking across the buddleias in the backyard towards a small stream that runs into the nearby sea.
Thanks to the wonderful hospitality of our hosts, Trish and Keith, we were able to use their home as the base for our travels around the Victorian coastline. In the next couple of posts, we explore the picturesque Mornington Peninsula and beyond with them.


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