Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

More pictures of our garden.

When we moved into our house about 28 years ago, these clumps were all over the place. I just left them there, as they seemed to be doing all right without any intervention from me. After about ten years, they weren't flowering as prolifically, and one of my gardening friends suggested digging them all up, separating the rhizomes (or are they bulbs?) and replanting them. As Sally was much more energetic than me that day, she did the digging and separating, and I said she may as well take some home, because if I replanted them all, there would be no room for anything else. I think it was Sally who told me they were Dutch Irises. Well, someone did. More recently, someone else told me that was wrong, they are Something Else irises. Anybody like to have another guess?
Here is a closer shot if you want to have a guess at identifying it.


This one is an Aussie native, called 'Kangaroo Paw' (the flower in full bloom looks just like one - K's paw that is!). My friend Cheryl gave this to me in a pot for my birthday, and I must have chosen the right spot to plant it because it has doubled in size since April!
Daisies with a difference...these are under my clothesline. They are an Australian native daisy, and do have a correct botanical name...help please Helen!


Doves! Too lazy to build nests in trees, ours go up market and settle under the eaves. Right outside our bedroom window. Their morning trilling drives us crazy!


We're back! Where there is apple, there are Lorikeets.

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