A Warm Winter’s Day in Sydney

It was a foggy morning when Ben and Ang came to fetch me for a nursery ‘crawl’.  Actually Ben drove us to Dural in the Hills District of Sydney.

First stop Hargraves Nursery which was still misty when we arrived.  Soon the sun emerged and both Ang and I fell in love with the daisies and each took a pot home.  Ben chose a daphne.



Next stop Camellia Grove where we goggled at the varieties but managed to resist the temptation to take one home.  They were mostly advanced plants and rather expensive.

We had a lunch break at the famous Bakery at Dural where I had pie peas and mash potatoes and the boys chose the roasted vegetable pie.  They did better than me.

After lunch we went to Swanes Nursery where they boast a large collection of roses.  Their camellias were impressive too.


Indoors we found a sale of orchids and bromeliads.


The temperature rose to 20ºC from 9ºC this morning.  It was hard to believe that we were in the middle of winter.


About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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10 Responses to A Warm Winter’s Day in Sydney

  1. Sunshine Jansen says:

    I would fall in love with those daisies too!

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  2. angela1313 says:

    What a lovely pos!! The garden centers where you live are most impressive. I never knew I loved camellias until i moved into the house I’m in now. Initially the garden beds were seeminly empty, in back they had been mowed down with the lawn. That fall I put the autumn leaves on the beds, that was all I did. The next spring two camellias came up, gorgeous double pinks like one of your pictures. After I cleared weeds from a side bed another came up, a deep dark red. I have still another coming in where I dug up a section and pulled out at lease two dozen bulbs for transplant. I know there are keen gardeners all over America, but it seems like where I live it is nothing but an idiot obsession with lawns. Still, working on this place has been an excellent lesson. Always look for what lies beneath.

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  3. taphian says:

    that was really a wonderful day full of enlightment with flowers and good food, dear Mary. cheers Mitza

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  4. wfdec says:

    Nicer weather thanMelbourne.

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