After spending time in the garden in the late afternoon, weeding, pruning, talking to and generally enjoying my plants. The heat is slowly subsiding and it is time to sit and contemplate the beauty of nature.
I walk past my Terracotta Warrior. He has had a few battles and looking a bit the worse for wear. His hand and spear have disapearedWander along the brick path, past the compost bin (Jack has recently lifted all the bricks and re-laid them to make it safer to walk on)This is what we call our “serenity seat” (Jack has also, recently, given this a face lift as it had a bad case of wood rot)Can you read the caption along the top? I am joined by all the crazy pottery figures Jack has made. Can you see what else is waiting for me?that splash of red in the top right corner is the beautiful Poinciana tree just coming into vibrant flower.I look around as I sit here, to the left is one of the new native areas I have recently planted. They are all doing well. A Grevillea, straw flower seedlings, kangaroo paw and some sunflower seedlings at the back.
I look in front of me and these new babies are struggling. They are more of the straw flowers planted a week later than the first batch and they copped a very hot day that set them back. The shrub behind them is an acacia/wattle and it is thriving in the heat. The little purple ground cover is a scaevola, (fan flower) another Australian native.So “cheers”. I hope you have enjoyed this serene moment with me in the garden. This is only a very small corner of the garden. If you join me on another day I will show you some more areas.
Now it is time to walk back along the path as it is time to get dinner ready…