24 Jun 2015

June 2015

We have just past the winter solstice here in Melbourne and although I dont have a lot of winter flowering plants here are a few of them.  The Camelia (above) is full of flower as usual, and although it is now at least 20 years old, this example is still compact and manageable due to regular pruning after flowering has finished.
I have about half a dozen Hebe varieties in my garden, but this is the only one which flowers in winter.  Its a handsom plant, but needs protection from hot summer sun.
This Jade bush flowers prolifically in winter and although it has been quite cool recently, we still have a few warmer sunny days to bring out the bees looking for pollen and nectar.