Dollfinn has tagged me for a meme, but I felt it wasn't quite the thing for a gardening blog. So here is a smaller gardening version!
Favourite Eight Plants in my Garden
Acacia fimbriata, the Fringe Wattle. Just the right size for a garden wattle. Small leaves of a green green, and a graceful drooping habit that has it dancing in the wind. The early spring flowers have a light, sweet scent and are a pale yellow.
Grevillea 'Moonlight'. I love the dark green leaves and the creamy white flowers. 2m by 2m. I'm using it as a loose hedge to shade the front garden against late afternoon summer sun.
Rosa 'Grandmere Jenny', given to me by my friend Anne. A lovely fragrance, and a stronger pink-and-apricot combination than the Peace rose.
Dietes grandiflora. So reliable in Sydney. Pretty violet 'cups' on white 'saucers'.
Shasta daisies -- they've just opened today!
Eucalyptus 'Summer Beauty'. Delightful shell-pink gum-blossoms, 5cm across, in summer.
Eucalyptus haemastoma, the Scribbly Gum. Large blue-green leaves and creamy trunk; thriving in its preferred conditions. It will be the first proper tree in the back yard.
'Broad Ripple Yellow Currant' tomatoes. I had to put in a useful plant somewhere! The fruits are under a centimetre in diameter but look and taste fantastic.
Big Eight Elements I Want in My Garden
More permaculture influence
A cubby house
A secret garden
Loads more grasses
Just give me another ten years or so...