An unknown red floribunda in the Red and Green Garden.
Looking up into the canopy of trees in the courtyard.
Rosa 'Madame Isaac Perriere' with happy little 'Johnnie-jump-ups' in the background.
The splendour of 'Abraham Darby' lining the front fence.
Rosa 'Pierre de Ronsard' covers the pillars of the front verandah. If only he were scented, he'd be pretty near perfect.
Butterfly catching in the Side Garden near the front steps.
Callistemon 'Kings Park Special' and other bottlebrushes in the Native Garden. The firepit in the distance.
The English Garden - notice the concentration on Jemimah's face. The Small Citrus Butterfly, Papilio anactus is proving difficult to net.
The cluster flowered Hybrid Musk Rosa 'Buff Beauty' hedge is more than 30 metres long. It is underplanted with blue Agapanthus.
The lovely once flowering Rambler Rose - Rosa 'Albertine'.
The front steps.
Peaceful greens in the Front Garden.
Broccoli, cucumbers, courgettes, mixed lettuce, basil, coriander, tomatoes, Thai basil, rocket, strawberries, silverbeet and chives vie for space in the Kitchen Garden along with the apple trees and pots of herbs. The Children's Garden and Jemimah's cubby in the background.
The Native Garden again.
The White Garden.
And again close-up. Rosa 'Heideschnee' at the back.
This was so pretty I went a picked a bunch of these blooms after seeing this photo. They're sitting at the table as we do maths. Larkspurs, 'Love-in-a-mist', 'Kiss-me-quick' and a David Austrin rose that I can't remember the name of.
More larkspurs in the English Garden.
' Albertine' again smothering the concrete tank in the Courtyard.
'Buff Beauty' as seen through an arch of Rosa 'Clair Matin'.
This is the post where I shamefacedly show off my garden in its spring glory.
In reality it is not all beautiful. There are many areas where the flood has left its mark - lovely tall trees are dead or dying; the native garden in particular has taken a beating. Natives really do not like getting their toes wet.
This post, though, is not about that.
My garden right now is giving me incredible pleasure each and every day. This post is about the good parts.
I hope these pictures of my Peaceful Garden will give you a bit of pleasure also.