Garden

Just opened this week in the garden is the rich, deep coloured and highly strong smelling Dragon Arum Dracunculus vulgaris

This plant has a rather unpleasant smell of rotting meat to attract flies and other pollinators. Despite the smell though it clearly has a wonderful looking Spathe and Spadix.

Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris June 2016

Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris June 2016

Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris

Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris

Our garden in the summer

Garden in the summer

Pond and rock garden

Pond and rock garden

Towards the tropical greenhouse

Towards the tropical greenhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The garden is always evolving each year with something getting changed as new plants come and go.

Wildlife

Although this post is not botanical it just has to go on. Feeding a wild animal has got to be one of the best moments in life.

Wild Possum feeding

Wild Possum feeding

A trusting moment

A trusting moment

Cairns, Australia

 

Anthouse plant - Cairns, Jan' 2016

Anthouse plant – Cairns, Jan’ 2016

Last weekend I travelled back to Cairns and was able to find some Ant house plants again.

Anthouse plant fruit

Anthouse plant fruit

I was also lucky enough to see a plant fruiting which I didn’t, three years ago.

Greenhouse news

My greenhouse contains many plants that are used for painting reference as a botanical artist.  The space has also proved to be a great place for personal relaxation and down time.  I have decided to create this blog site to show people the plants I am growing. The greenhouse is quite small but I have certainly crammed a lot of interesting plants into it. All of these originate from tropical regions and I have just over a 100 orchids ranging from Coryanthes to Dendrobiums, Angraecums, Gongora’s and Stanhopea’s.

greenhouse

Inside my greenhouse