There is no doubt I am learning a lot from these swaps. This month's theme was 'your own mola'. I had to google that one, turns out to be a special type of reverse applique from Central and South America. This was as close as I could get to my interpretation. I hadn't realised just how difficult I would find it to see properly, but never mind, the intention was good.
Spring has arrived and the garden is blooming. This Anzac grevillea is a hybrid and is looking lovely.
This flower looks great, but the callistemon it is on has been a big disappointment. I bought the wrong plant in the first place but didn't realise till it was a couple of years old. It has always been a bit scraggy, and the flowering is never profuse, but it fills in a corner of the garden where other stuff does not thrive either so I have not bothered to pull it out.
The parrots have arrived in this flowering Schotia. They are so hard to see it is quite incredible. You can always hear their screeching though, not sure if they are squabbling or just greeting each other, we don't always appreciate it at 5.30am however!