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PERENNIALS IN THE SUMMER GARDEN

Photos taken by Gay Klok in the Town garden and the Country Garden
during January and February 1990
 

The peafowl are in their element in the late summer garden.  So much choice for their browsing.  This handsome cock has lost his feathers and the new ones are already showing
 

Roses, hydrangeas and daisies in the late summer garden, all fight for room
 


 

The Cornish Heath makes huge low mounds in time and blend well with the other perennials
 

Another peafowl struts by a cooler section of the garden with roses growing up the wooden arch and Lady's Mantle showing its acid green-yellow flowers
 

The guinea fowl also choose the cottage garden to browse.   One of the hens laid fourteen ggs in the centre of one of the rose beds.  I have put these under a broody hen and shall let you know the result.  Guinea hens are the worse mothers in the bird world, leave their eggs or leave their chicks
 

This is the rare pink form of the Eucryphia lucida - Leatherwood - a Tasmanian endemic, Eucryphia is used to by the bees to make Tasmanian Leatherwood honey, famous World wide for its perculiar tangy taste.   This particular sport was found in the bush, recently,  and is now sought after as a garden ornamental.  I have a group of different Eucryphias and especially like them as they flower in late summer for a long time.  The flowers are generally white with lovely stamens
 


 

A mixed border, hydrangeas, and late Primulas
 


 

Pandorea throws its bunches to the Heavens above.  They love the sun-shine
 


 

A late flowering rambler rose is enjoying the Summer sunshine too
 


 

We can see here Astilbe, Cimcifugia and right in the back a Japanese Iris is just finishing its glorious show
 

Close uo of the useful perennial Cimicifugia that can stand quite tall in the border, I find with the second flowering the spikes are much shorter
 

Aruncus and Christmas Rose leaves flourish in a dampish bed
 


 

The Astilbe comes in many shades of white, pink, red and this vivid purple
 


 

This lovely tree is the New Zealand lace bark,
 
 
 

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