Make your own free website on Tripod.com
 
 
 
 

SANDY BAY GARDEN IN SPRING, SEPTEMBER 1999

Photographs taken with a digital camera by Gay Klok
 
 


 

The tall greenery on the left is a huge clump of black bamboo, the thin conifers are Italian "Rockets" and next to that is Cordidlas Australia.   On the right the lime green leaves of the huge English oak tree, its moment of greatest beauty.   In front and on the right of the path is a Rhodedendron, just coming into bloom, also its greatest moment.   Below is the same Rhododendron, fully out
 
 


 
 
 

Closeup of the highly scented flowers
 
 


 

At the back you see a pink haze belonging to the Crabapple, also in the photo are red
Camellias.   I was standing on the verandah at the front door when I took these photos
 
 
 


 

Crabapple, as seen when swimming in the pool
 
 
 

Crabapple in the centre, "Blackwood", a native Wattle tree seedling that has marvellous wood for furniture and carpentry  [must have come with a plant we bought]  on the left and large elms on the right, all being swamped by Jasmine.   Underneath all this is the swimming pool area
 
 
 


 
 

Moving around [not quite enough] more of the venerable Oak tree and a red Rhododendron   In  the border, you may see that the Camellias bloom with the green Viburnum.
 
 


 
 


 

The camellias are still giving us a wonderful display
 
 
 


 
 

This is the poolhouse [machinery and Kees' gardening messes inside], Rhododendron and red Beech trunk.   The pool house and the Beech was very badly burnt in a hedge fire, many years ago.  I thought we would lose the Beech, it was just a black "thing" but I poured water into it, cut off the blackest branches and it is back giving its lovely copper leaves that are so great to use in vases
 
 


 

On the way down to pool house we passed this mature Japanese cherry, very beautiful
 
 


 
 

We also passed several Viburnums just showing their lovely flowers
 
 


 
 

And the mauve purple of the Chinese Wisteria blends with the acid green of the Viburnum
 
 


 

The blue Abutalon lives nearby
 
 

I hope you enjoyed looking at the flowers.   If you want to know anything about these wonderful plants that may give you so much pleasure at the beginning of Spring, please leave a message in the discussion area on my Welcome Page, click up the top and on the right hand side.   I love to hear from you