There are some very pretty grevilleas flowering now.
There is nothing quite like having lavender in the garden. The ‘Miss Donnington’ lavender is flowering well and the bees love it. I used to grow a range of lavenders but I prefer the fragrance of ‘Miss Donnington’ as it it not too sweet.
Managed to visit Cranbourne Botanic Gardens on 14 October and there were lots of interesting plants to see. The gardens are well worth a visit and there are lots of ideas to use in your own garden. Many on these plants or forms of them are growing in gardens around Ballarat.
Dampiera diversifolia is one of my favourite plants mainly because of the beautiful blue flowers. It is a ground hugging plant useful for spilling of rocks. If you are interested in looking for new plants come along to the Ballarat Australian Plants Society annual flower show and plant sale on 22 & 23 October 2016 at the Robert Clark Centre in Gillies Street Ballarat.
Here are a selection of banksias, grevilleas, isopogon and dryandras flowering in the garden. It is interesting to look back at photos from the same time last year andsee how the seasons compare. Some plants like the telopea and prostanthera were in full flower this time last year and I had stopped planting new garden plants in August.