Spring is here next week, and the garden is alive with colour.
But I am very confused. The next 2 months are the best for our garden display and I’m looking forward to sharing all the beauty with you. I’ve taken lots of photos… BUT… WP have changed everything and I’m not sure if I can cope with it.
How are you all managing?
Well I think I will go for a cup of coffee to calm me down. Then try again to find out how to insert photos…
I’ll be back… Maybe….
Well I am now caffeinated, have done some research and, hopefully, ready to go….k
These glorious, vibrant marigolds greet you as you walk into the garden. They are seeds saved from last years flowers and I sowed them very thick about 6 weeks ago, intending to thin them out. But I’m pleased I didn’t as they make such a brilliant statement.
I was very busy during winter planting lots of annuals, they are the backbone of the garden as the perennials and native shrubs slowly fill out.
I did not expect the colours in the last photo of the Primula and Kalanchoe, I thought the Primula was going to be white. But they are quite eye catching. What do you think about the combination? Gardening is all about experimentation.
Orange, purples and reds seem to be a recurring colour theme this year. This is a closer look at the Crucifixion Orchids that you can see in the back of the photo above this one.
Remember the Cuban Oregano I mentioned last month? Well it is now flowering and when you brush against it the pungent, herbal scent fills the air. I haven’t used it in cooking yet.
This is a new project I am just starting on. 2 years ago a pumpkin was grown in this area, but was rather a dismal failure, only harvesting 2 pumpkins. It seems to be wasted space so I have decided to transform it into raised veggie beds using those plastic containers with holes drilled in the bottom of them. I am going to buy another 4. They only cost $4 each, much cheaper than pots. And they get all day sun in this front garden. If successful I may increase them.
Phew… Well after a shaky start I have found my way around the new WP formats, thank goodness they still have the old “classic” format for us to use. So now it is time to sit on this bench, have a glass of wine, and enjoy listening to the birds and take in the beauty of nature.