It is a really miserable day here with a howling cold southerly blowing and showers sweeping over at regular intervals. Winter is showing its hand.
But on a beautiful, warm late autumn afternoon over the weekend I wandered about my garden to photograph examples of the native trees or plants I enjoy. Some of the specimens were planted by the previous owner of the house who was a passionate gardener. Some have been planted by us and even more have been the result of birds dropping seeds into the garden and the natives have taken root and flourished.
I have attempted to find the identifying names for the plants but please let me know if I have named one incorrectly.
I hope you enjoy the stroll too.
Kowhai “Dragon’s gold”
Cabbage tree. Te Kouka.
5 fingers. Pseudopanax laetus
Lancewood. Pseudopanax crassifolius
Griselinia littoralis “variegata”
Puka Puka. Meryta sincalairii
puka puka seeds