These flowers come from a large bed on the Eastern side of our house, which Frances has pretty much created from scratch.
The first 2 images are of Penstemons.
This is a mini-melaleuca
and a small leptospermum
The first was an Icheumenon wasp that visited our kitchen window this morning. Neither Brisbane insects nor Life Unseen are strong on the Latin for this family and I think it is the second Banded Pupa wasp on the former site. It is clearly a female - no male would be seen in public with an ovipositor like that!