Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's bathtime baby! An Agile Wallaby mother and her joey.

Did you know that all Mums have trouble at bathtime? Yes even this Agile one! (Agile Wallaby, that is!)

MUM: OK we’ve finished our dinner, it’s time for your bath!

MUM: First we do behind the ears!

JOEY: Oh get off Mum! It’s clean I tell ya!

MUM: I don’t think so, let me see.

MUM: STAY STILL and let me do this!

MUM: Now what about your neck?

JOEY: What about yours?

MUM: OOh! You little devil, get back here!

MUM: Fine! Fine! You do it yourself and I’ll look after myself!

JOEY: OK then!

JOEY: Don’t know what she’s goin’ on about!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Barleria Obtusa - hybrids

I have two Barleria and they are fabulous drought tolerant plants that flower all through the year.  I grow Barleria 'Purple Dazzler' in hanging baskets and in the ground.  It will only reach around half a metre and grows well in both sun or part shade.

I also grow Barleria 'Purple Gem' - a shrub which will reach around one metre and has beautiful green, white and purple leaves.  It bears the same lovely mauve flowers and is ideal for either a sunny or part shaded position.  My 'Purple Gem' is in the ground and is a very colourful addition to the garden bed.

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