Sometimes the rainbow lorikeets are missing in the garden but in these conditions many come down and squabble over the seed bell. Their acrobatic antics amused me today and one lorikeet in particular was dangling comically in the lillypilly tree, waiting for a chance to nibble on some seed.
The acrobatic antics of the rainbow lorikeets
These pretty, hanging clusters of pinkish purple flowers are in bloom on a hedging plant we put in several years ago called Duranta erecta ‘Sheena’s Gold’. It has lovely yellowish, green leaves and makes for the ideal hedge or screen. I often find lady beetles, flower and lynx spiders in this hedge.