29 July 2009
Trying to be 'green'
I have a confession to make - I am not a great fan of Australian native plants. There, I have said it and I know it is very unpatriotic and not very "green" when we should all have only water-wise natives in our gardens, but I don't like their habit of becoming very straggly and woody. Having said that, I have planted a grevillea because I would like to attract more birds into the garden and I have to admit that the flowers are strangely beautiful.
If I succeed and the birds come and the bush does not become unsightly, I might even plant some more.
However, nothing will ever replace my love of the rose with its beautiful perfume and soft velvety petals.