Spring weather is finally here!

It has been quite a bit of time between posts, but not a massive lot has happened in our garden since my last post. We did, however, lose our much-loved dog to old age about a month ago. The garden doesn’t seem to be the same without her asleep in the sun.

It has been a rather strange start to spring this year. We are now almost two-thirds of the way through spring and the weather is now only starting to warm up a bit. We have had a large amount of rain, which has caused a big influx of mosquitoes. There has also been a big influx of hoverflies (Melangyna viridiceps), which we are very happy about. For those who don’t know, they are beneficial insects in the garden as they pollinate flowers and their larvae feed on aphids.

A hoverfly (Melangyna viridiceps) feeding on a Diggers Speedwell (Veronica perfoliata) flower in our garden.
A hoverfly (Melangyna viridiceps) feeding on a Diggers Speedwell (Veronica perfoliata) flower in our garden.
A hoverfly (Melangyna viridiceps) perched on an old leaf in our backyard.
A hoverfly (Melangyna viridiceps) perched on an old leaf in our backyard.

Other little critters have been enjoying the milder weather as well, like the unidentified insect below.

An unidentified insect perched on one a Grevillea flower.
An unidentified insect perched on one a Grevillea flower.

Below is a selection of photos of flowers that we have been enjoying recently in our garden:

Snake Vine (Hibbertia scandens)
Snake Vine (Hibbertia scandens) – a climber that we are using as a groundcover in our backyard. 
I love the small flower spikes of Lomandra confertifolia ssp. leptostachya, which we have planted around the pedestal birdbath.
I love the small flower spikes of Lomandra confertifolia ssp. leptostachya, which we have planted around the pedestal birdbath.
The kangaroo paws are all getting ready to flower, including this Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl'.
The kangaroo paws are all getting ready to flower, including this Anigozanthos ‘Bush Pearl’.
Stalked Guinea-flower (Hibbertia pedunculata) - a hardy new addition to our garden.
Stalked Guinea-flower (Hibbertia pedunculata) – a hardy new addition to our garden.
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