The colours of Summer - Amarath, Coreopsis and Marigolds which are a feature, each year we collect the seed ensuring that there is a plentiful supply of seedlings to plant out.
Dahlias are planted between the stone fruit trees
The many shades of green, different leaf shapes and plant size keep the garden interesting to look at even when some things start to die back.
Eggplant, tomatoes and Tuscan kale
One of the lime trees, under planted with marigolds and coriander that runs to seed and self sows each year.
The bees are attracted to this purple salvia planted near the grapefruit
and to this blue salvia planted near the orange tree.
This is the view that I have as I cook.
Potted geraniums, the classic red in terracotta pots edges the stairs from the patio to the garden. The dwarf Meyer lemons are quite productive.
The orange kangaroo paw has been magnificent.
Dwarf pear in front garden with marigolds, kangaroo paw, ajuga and a selection of perennials.
Another section of the front garden and a closer view, Maypole apples on the fence line, a dwarf nectarine, kale and a cherry tomato with lots of perennial and annual flowers filling up the space.
We try to make good use of all our space, this is the rear lane access to our property/garage. It is very narrow and like the rest of our garden planted with a mixture of vegetables, herbs and flowers.
This year the purslane (yes a weed) that we planted and nurtured has taken off, hopefully it will self sow and reappear each Summer. The soil is poor and water is an issue, we bucket water through the garage. Whatever we plant has to be reasonably hardy.
This is the side of our house, another narrow area that houses the orchids. During Summer we also plant tomatoes in big pots and tubs of lettuce like this one that is on the patio.
The nature strip continues to be a challenge, once planted as a herb garden but now a mixture of very tough flowering perennials.