She has different gardens, Lanolin. It's a bit late in the evening (9pm) here but I've just taken a couple of pictures to try to help explain.Does you mum have a wildflower garden boltardy? Or is it a cottage garden?
Glad you like it. When I first moved here. I used to like going to that shed after dark for a cup of coffee. There was a Calor Gas heater which I'd light when needed and for lighting, I got 4 paraffin hurricane lamps. I used to enjoy that but haven't done it in over 10 years.Wow thats so cool thanks for sharing boltardy.
I've been noticing a lot of red hot pokers lately.
Sounds horrible. There are a couple of small native arums in the UK but nothing like that.At the wintergardens, few weeks ago they had the stinking arum lily in bloom. It only flowers for a few days and smells like rotting corpse..and it is huge, like at least a metre high. I wouldnt say its my favourite flower!!
I'm not sure that I knew the word "fernery". I quite like ferns though and we have a couple of patches of them, one of which gets a bit overgrown this time of the year. Here's a couple of pictures:Ive just been to a fernery
I've just looked at cost of ferns in the UK. Seem to vary from about £4 for some small plants to several hundred pounds for one big type of tree fern.Id really like to grow more ferns on the shady side of the house.
Thing is theyre so expensive to buy in the garden centres! And you cant just take them from the forest.
Thanks for those. The only one I'd heard of was manuka and that was only because of the honey. I've never tasted it but had it applied to a wound on my back.NZ does not have a lot of showy native flowers, but we do have kowhai, pohutakawa and manuka. Yellow, red, pink and white respectively.
Otherwise the land used to be covered in bush and ferns.
I'll have to get myself a small pot to try sometime. I don't think its ever cheap but it can be horrendously expensive depending on the grade over here, eg. I've just seen one place asking £72 for a 250g jar of 25+ and another £60 for 22+. I've just had a quick look at one page and it looks to me as if the ratings are really for antibacterial uses. Would I be right in thinking that something 6+ could taste as good as something 25+ ?Manuka honey is very good. We use it for everything. Medicinal and tastes great too!
Apparently we do have hyacinth in the garden. They come out in the spring and have died down. We have had sweet william in the past and may well plant some in the future but we haven't got any at the moment.I dont have those, I have sweet william and iceland poppies at the moment.
Hyacinth is also flowering.