Signs of spring... Melbourne edition

28 August, 2012

Clearly I am getting serious about blogging - I'm doing a two part post.

Well, not really. It's just I'm going to the Gold Coast for a conference this week and as I was taking photos around the yard and planning a spring time post I thought it would be interesting to contrast this with what's happening up north. So there will be a part two to the signs of spring, with a Queensland follow up to come.

So anyways, one of the things I love about weekends is having time to do a lazy morning meander around the garden. Often I bring out my camera as there are so many things to capture, one of which is the signs of the change of seasons.

Melbourne of late has been blessed with some intermittent blue skies and a bit of sun, but the wind still is bitingly cold. But somehow the plants must be recognising the barely perceptable warming, as they are breaking into flower all over the place.

Just check out the Magnolia.

The Magnolia was one of the first trees I bought, as I just love their gorgeous blooms.

The Grape Hyacinths are hitting their strides, with multitudes of beautiful bell shaped flowers.

But best of all, the peaches are almost blooming. This is an Anzac Peach, and the first time its in flower.

Please let there be fruit!

Check back next week for part two...


  1. Great photos, beautiful magnolia.

  2. I agree, I can't wait until it's bigger!

  3. How long ago did you plant your Anzac Peach? I was wondering if they produce fruit the first year of planting.

    1. I planted mine in winter last year as a bare rooted tree, and I expect it was about a year old then. I just went outside to look and it has tiny fruits forming under the flowers (yay!) but I don't know if the tree will drop the fruit. Fingers crossed!

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