I added some colour to my garden, in the form of a frangipani.
I took a cutting from a friend’s house, stuck it in the garden and it grew.
The garden is at the back of a rental property on the south coast of New South Wales, about 2 hours south of Sydney, Australia. The soil is generally fertile in a region famous for dairy farming and viticulture, although the garden had been stripped of much of its nutrients when I moved in, courtesy of the previous tenant’s neglect and a dry winter. The garden attracts quite a lot of sun, during very warm summer months and even during colder winter months in what is typically a temperate climate. The area is also famous for beaches and surfing, which is great after a day of hard yakka in the garden.
The beauty of the frangipani plant is that it can grow in any half decent soil, with plenty of sunshine and a limited amount of water.
In fact, giving the frangipani tree too much water can cause it to rot and die, so it is definitely a low maintenance plant.
In return, the plant offers beautiful flowers, a pleasing fragrance and abundant shade if it grows tall enough.
A pleasant sight as I tend to the rest of my garden.