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Friday, May 23, 2014

Putting the blog to bed

Keen-eyed followers of this blog will have noticed that I haven't put up any posts this year, contrary to my promise to be back at the end of January (sorry). I've been busy with other projects and haven't had much motivation to make the time for blogging. 

I don't see this changing anytime soon, so I'm officially putting The Amateur Weeder to bed for the foreseeable future. Who knows, I may wake it up again sometime, and I plan to keep visiting other gardening blogs when I have the time. I'll leave all the previous posts, but disable comments about a week from now. 

So I won't see you here, but I may pop up on your blog with a comment now and again. Thanks for reading and encouraging me over the past three years.

Lyn xxx

Monday, December 23, 2013

Well, that's 2013 blogged.

Dear gardening friends,

The long, hot, summer holidays have started, and this will be my last post for 2013. We're visiting family over Christmas and into January and I will be totally ignoring anything internet-related for at least a few weeks, maybe even a month.  It's been a pleasure visiting your gardens and having you drop in on mine this year. Look after yourselves, and let's catch up some time in late January.

Lyn xxx


P.S. Here are some pictures from my garden this month.


Looking across Callistemon Curve to the Mediterranean Border.

Eucalyptus gunnii (juvenile foliage)  and  Centranthus ruber.


A section of Callistemon Curve, mostly mauve and pink.

Morning light shining through the leaves of Iris germanica, Agapanthus orientalis and Canna indica 'Yellow King Humbert', looking towards the yellow/blue section of Callistemon Curve.

Early morning, with most of the Mediterranean Border still in shade and looking a bit blue.

Some of the 150 succulent cuttings my son gave me for my birthday, busily forming roots (I hope).

Penstemon campanulatus, Leucanthemum x superbum, Centranthus ruber and a young Cotinus coggygria 'Grace'.

Chrysanthemum 'Buninyong Bronze' in the Feijoa Garden

Hypericum patulum with Salvia guaranitica in the Sunset Border


Agapanthus orientalis and Caryopteris clandonensis 'Summer Sorbet' in front of a birdbath I made from pre-loved pieces this week.

Salvia forsskaolii growing in interesting curves because I think life's too short to do staking.



Ruby Chard, self-sown in the area in front of the back fence that I still haven't decided what to do with. (Other than harvest chard, zuccinis, fennel, potatoes, etc that I have not put any effort into growing)


Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Pink' in front of Salvia x superba (I think)

The amazing spider flowers of Gaura lindheimeri  'Passionate Pink'

Double pink  Nerium oleander in the Eastern Shrubbery

Rosa 'Zephirine Drouhin' with Penstemon campanulatus

Rosa 'Eglantyne' with wormwood, Artemisia arborescens. in the Mediterranean Border


The Feijoa that gives its name to the Feijoa Garden: Acca sellowiana in bloom.