Our front garden 12 December 09 by georgieboy98

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Our front garden 12 December 09 by 

A section of our West Australian front garden taken at 8.45 am today, at which time it was already 25 degrees C and heading towards the forecast maximum of 37. Up in the top left can just be seen part of our lovely Jacaranda tree – past it’s best now but it still looks good. Several of our roses are out of shot but we have 25 of them at the front and about the same number at the back.
Camera Sony DSC R1 with 24 -120 Carl Zeiss lens
Shutter priority for this shot (I was experimenting)
tripod mounted


trees, colour, roses, jacaranda, gardens


  • tomboypete
    tomboypeteover 4 years ago

    well pete i suppose you can say goodbye to your rose heads by this afternoon.

  • Hi Pete – yeah, I think you’re right – but after taking this I went round and clipped most of them off anyway! Regards, Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 4 years ago

    It’s hotting up here too Peter, but I’d say your roses will survive. They’re very hardy. A very pretty front garden by the way. Well captured.

  • Thanks Elaine. The roses are used to the heat, for sure. They are all West Australian cultivated and, as I said to tomboypete above, after taking this photo I went round and clipped all the heads off. They’re used to that, too!! Take care, Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    Nice garden Peter and lovely shot. The sun is so cruel to our plants. Do you have any water restrictions over there … I hope not. We’re lucky here with plenty of water … been in the garden all day myself♥

  • Thanks Bev. I was out there for an hour but it got too hot. Yes, we have water restrictions all right. Even with a bore, as we have, we are still restricted to watering three times a week and on specified nights, too, as decided by the last digit of our house numbers. Take care, Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Sheldon Pettit
    Sheldon Pettitover 4 years ago

    i would have like a bit of mulch but otherwise a great shot ;) hahah jk mate a beautiful front garden!

  • Thanks mate. It seems every time I spread mulch over the front garden we get inundated with weeds shortly afterwards. The strange thing is, though, that it doesn’t work like that at the back! I’ll probably put some straw around the roses before Christmas though to give the roots a bit of protection.
    All the best

    – georgieboy98

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    WOW! Awesome Peter, look at all those lovely roses. Looks like it’s going to be a scorcher Peter. Go on get your deck-chair out and remember the knotted hanky. LOL. Don.

  • You’re so helpful!! Where would I have been without your comments this last few years? Just for the record I was out there for another hour and then came indoors, made sure all the doors and windows were closed, turned the aircon on – and went to sleep! LOL Many thanks for the visit old buddy. Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    Your’re lucky we have 2 days a week to water, my shower water goes out in buckets on the lawns and the run to warm water goes on the pot plants !

  • Without the bore we would be restricted to two nights a week.

    – georgieboy98

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerover 4 years ago

    Jings it’s a braw gairdin’ yea hiv’ .Luf a’ yer roses.
    The Auld Yin.

  • It’s a young man’s job looking after roses! What with all the deadheading, pruning, fertilizing, watering etc. etc. Yet I even went out and bought another one a few days ago! Crazy as a coot!! LOL
    Many thanks Alex and great to hear from you.

    – georgieboy98

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago


  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Sorry about the cryptic comment. What I meant to say is…

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • worldtripper
    worldtripperover 4 years ago

    I’ve always admired your gardening skills, these beauties just seem to thrive in your care (despite the harsh climate) Absolutely beautiful, I can almost smell the wonderful scent!

  • Bless you mate. I have to confess that these days I have someone come round to help me with the garden. It takes most of my time to look after Betty and the garden was tending to run riot. It’s good now, though, so I hope he can keep coming round.

    – georgieboy98

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