It’s still summer here in Perth and still hot, although (surprise! surprise!), we’ve had some decent rain recently and for a week or so it was very cloudy and warm (well hot really). I was expecting powdery mildew to become the order of the day, but no, following that everything has put on new growth like you wouldn’t believe.
And a close up of the spring flowers
I’m still running through photos I collected in spring. This post actually has photos that are several years old, but as the heading suggests these are photos of hedges that I haven’t grown, just seen.
Heart shaped hedge at Melville Roses, near Kalamunda
I love the formality of hedges although I personally only have one along the edge of my driveway, a lilli-pilli called Tiny Trev. It’s looking a little relaxed at the moment. In the past I have lost plants (and my first hedge) after pruning in hot weather so I avoid it now and hold off till the weather cools down. I tried taking photos of it but they aren’t turning out well so I’ll leave it for this post.
These photos are taken in the garden of a medical centre near where I work. It has a very formal aesthetic with a lot of hedges and ‘Iceberg’ roses everywhere.
Unknown flowering hedge
I love it and had ideas of basing my front yard design along the same lines but my yard layout doesn’t really suit the straight line divisions required for a formal look and I had to give it away.
I still dream of an all-white rose garden and I may yet plant an all-white rose section somewhere as an area opens up due to the death of a plant. Some Australian natives are fairly short-lived and I’ve had a couple of deaths this summer.