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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Birthday plants now in the garden.

Ken's sister offered to buy me some garden plants and herbs for my birthday, after I said Ken and I were planning to buy more plants to replace those that had died in our garden in the last few years. We met her at the nursery on Saturday and Ken and I selected quite a few plants, but his sister paid for two (the most expensive ones!). This pretty native Aust. shrub is a Correa.

This beautiful Azalea and the Verbena below it are the plants SIL paid for as my birthday gift.

Ken wanted a rose, so we wandered around the rose selection for ages until I chose "Julia's Rose" which is an unusual dusty apricot shade with a lovely perfume.
Couldn't resist this Mexican Cigar plant. I hope it takes off, as I've planted it in a spot where nothing else has survived...
Here is my revamped potted herb garden! There is mint, parsley, chives, rosemary, thyme, sage, oregana, basil, and coriander. I'm going to look for some kind of trolley or tray with a removable cover, so I can put all the pots in it and cover it up at night so the possums can't have a nibble. Also to protect against frost; it's getting colder every night.

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