JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Thursday, 20 December 2012


I love these flowers sooooo much.  For me, they are the holy grail of gardening,  something that only the gardeners with really green fingers grow.  I remember as a child, growing up in Warwick, my mum had a wonderful display of hydrangeas that took pride of place along the side of the house.  They were very large bushes with huge blue flowers.  I loved them even back then.   In those days everyone had hydrangeas growing in their garden.  Sadly they lost there fascination for many years but now they have regained their popularity.  It is not easy growing them in the tropics.   Our bushes are more than three years old and it's taken all this time to get a nice display.  I think the very dry summer has helped somewhat but I'm not sure.  Anyway, I've been bringing them inside as my cut flower display for a couple of months now and will do so until the wet starts.

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