The beehive ginger clump near our back patio is becoming huge. Might need to divide it and plant some in other parts of the garden after it finishes flowering.
I don't recall the name of this ginger. I just call it the orange one.
We have had heaps of rain over the past couple of weeks. Not unexpected. This is our wet season.
The plants love it and I don't mind either, as long as there's a bit of time between showers to get out in the garden. Gardening is great when it's cooler and overcast and the ground is wet.
Last weekend the entire garden got a good feed of pelletised fowl manure. With so much rain, I'm sure the soil nutrients needed a top up. We've also been buying mushroom compost by the trailer load to spread around the garden. It's quite economical and plants respond well.
The heliconias bloom at this time each year. This is another plant that's been divided as the clumps got larger and is now in several spots around the garden.
These heliconias look like they need more fertiliser. They are quite a hungry plant during Summer.
I love allamanda. It grows happily along the fence with just a prune now and then to keep it from taking off into nearby trees.
We have a single and a double - plus a recently acquired pinkish one which hasn't flowered yet.
With all the rain the Murraya are blooming. They make a great close-up subject to practice depth of field.
Our big orange broms - Aechmea blanchetiana - are sending out flower spikes. The aim is to have a whole bed of these sun tolerant beauties. I started with one and keep spreading them as they set pups.
The self-seeded pawpaw trees are flowering as well.
In the rainforest area, the euodia are flowering. Butterflies and lorikeets love these flowers.
I'm looking forward to getting out in the garden this weekend to do a some weeding and trimming and maybe even some planting. More rain is forecast but hopefully it won't be too hot and there'll be some breaks between the showers. We may also get another load of mushroom compost to spread around.
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