The South American area in development:

June 2006. Looking back at these, it's hard to believe how empty it was when we started.

June 2006. Looking back at these, it’s hard to believe how empty it was when we started.

August 2007. You can see the entire area... you can't even do that from the roof of the house now!

August 2007. You can see the entire area… you can’t even do that from the roof of the house now!

August 2007, from a different angle. You can see all the way to the wall behind the Australian area - today, you can't even see through the South American one from that point.

August 2007, from a different angle. You can see all the way to the wall behind the Australian area – today, you can’t even see through the South American one from that point.

May 2008, starting to grow in.

May 2008, starting to grow in.

June 2014, giving some idea of just how much it's changed.

June 2014, giving some idea of just how much it’s changed.

 

Some photos from autumn 2015:

September 2015

September 2015

Fuchsia, October 15

Fuchsia regia var. alpina, October 15

Oenothera stricta 'Sulphurea', September 15

Oenothera stricta ‘Sulphurea’, September 15

October 2015

October 2015

Lobelia tupa, September 15

Lobelia tupa, September 15

Fascicularia bicolor, November 15. Why it's trying to bloom at this time of year, I have no idea!

Fascicularia bicolor, November 15. Why it’s trying to bloom at this time of year, I have no idea!

Eucryphia 'Rostrevor', October 15.

Eucryphia ‘Rostrevor’, October 15.

Calceolaria, October 15

Calceolaria, October 15