The big reveal

I am waiting for warmer weather for a swim

The little back garden is as complete as we can make it for now – that is until the plants grow up.  We bought bags of silica sand and then re-potted a few of the older yellow iris plants. Our water plant advisor Darryl Mappin also told us to insert some fat pills in the pots and our new plants should appreciate the effort of giving them more room to breathe and thrive again. I can recommend going to a real water plant specialist. I would put his website in this post but it is still under construction. We had never repotted water plants before, having it done for us by the Mappin company a couple of years back and so deciding to do it ourselves we phoned a large nursery here and were given unbelievably wrong advice about how to repot them. Just as well we tracked Darryl down from his old address to the new one in West End.

We also potted some of the old but lush Liriope plants that were yanked out of the side garden so they are now in the terracotta pots you see here in the pool house.

Pool house with Liriope plants

I am feeling all the enthusiasm I felt when I first created the pond many years ago and since the weather is so beautiful here in Brisbane during winter I won’t mind spending time watering and gardening again.

Pool and garden view from deck above

The fountain on the wall behind the water plants is still working after many years so we space the plants on either side so they do not get a blast from the fountain.

I took some photos of the Brisbane River this morning whilst a City Cat was crossing the river.

City cat on Toowong reach of the river

I love to sit on the outside deck as it receives morning sun and watch the ‘cats’ (ferries) come down the river as I have breakfast outside on the back deck.

Corner of my table where I see the river

From top deck looking over pool house

I borrowed a lens from my house guest and now I want a better camera and zoom lens and even more expensive wide angle lens. Think I have to wait patiently for Christmas. Roz


  1. #1 by bagnidilucca on June 4, 2010 - 4:48 am

    It looks great! I’ll bet you are glad it is over.

  2. #2 by mary d on June 4, 2010 - 5:05 am

    Well done Roz – all that hard work has payed off & it will be bigger and more established by summer… how could you ever leave that spot?!

  3. #3 by Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial on June 5, 2010 - 8:56 pm

    Tah-dah! Great job, Roz, and love your aspect – what beautiful views you have!

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