Life is just rolling along.
So I thought I would show you what's happening outside in the Autumn garden.
I'll start with the good things.
These bushes/ small trees ( Tibouchina ) are making a lovely show everywhere.
This one is a slightly different variety.
There is a subtle difference in the colour and size of the flower.
The lovely double Mandevilla is making a final show before it dies back a bit in the Winter
and the passionfruit from next door has a great crop coming that we are able to share!
Unfortunately there is a bad side too.
The wet, hot, humid weather has made its growth very vigourous and it has jumped from the fence where it belongs ....
to the Leopard Tree
... where it has scrambled all over the canopy of the tree smothering it and blocking out the sun.
Here's hoping these will be ripe enough to harvest before we pull the vine off the tree.
You could be forgiven for thinking this was a field where hay making was underway
but it is just the second level of our backyard.
The lawn had bolted in the rain and this is the result when Tony tackled it with the mower.
It was too long for the catcher to cope.
Never mind it will pick it up next time !
Everything is so overgrown........
... but not as bad as next door's backyard !!!
And finally the Ixora bushes at the front that were so lovely for Dad's birthday
have once again fallen victim to the dreaded pest that eats the flower buds as they form.
Guess it is easy to see what we'll be doing over Easter !!!