Spanish Bluebells in Prospect

Bluebells in Prospect

Scilla or Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) like the Muscari or Grape Hyacinth can become something of a weed if given the chance which for most people is just a matter of neglect. Leave many bulbs to their own devices and the reproduce exponentially. The Spanish Bluebell is somewhat slow compared to the much smaller Muscari which in Launceston gardens has become a weed plant not in the same proportions as the onion or garlic   flower but it is catching up. The problem is a patch of Grape Hyacinth or Spanish bluebells just looks so lovely I personally procrastinate and say to myself “oh I’ll spray once the flowers have died”  the one way and another it gets put off for another year!

Launceston in bloom…

Three warm days and trees flower

Three warm days and the trees on George Street are in flower Launceston is beginning to bloom again after what seems like a long cold winter, at least by Tasmanian standards!

A Cataract Gorge Peacock…

A Cataract gorge peacockI was just about photograph a couple of tree ferns with the last rays of the rapidly setting sun falling on the leaves when as bold as brass a male peacock strutted between me and the tree ferns. Hmm photobombed by a bird. Can’t complain too much at least he posed on the way through…