Saturday, January 21, 2012

Garden update

This is my eastern fence garden.  It is close to the pool and therefore we wanted a tropical outlook. 

At the end of spring we planted 18 hibiscus down the fence, ranging in colour from deep reds, through oranges, yellows, whites, pale pinks, and dark pinks.

I am having a little battle with woolly aphids [or perhaps they are mealy bugs] at the moment.  White oil is my weapon of choice, I don't want to use pesticides in the garden as we are trying to encourage as much wildlife [especially birds] as possible.

I am really looking forward to the beautiful hedge this will become.  In this subtropical climate, I expect they will be flowering most of the year.  So beautiful.

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