Spring blossom at home

For a few weeks every year, my pears put on a great show in my front garden. Blossoming in white, they are a welcome addition to the streetscpape, after a dreary winter. The pears are also maturing nicely, we pleached them two years ago and they are beginning to provide the canopy we had hoped for, without overpowering anything at ground level.

There is a lovely shot of the adjoining house entrance and veranda in this months Australian House & Garden (October issue, out now).