My white orchid is on the verge of blooming after 2 years! So excited! Here is a link to the blog I wrote earlier in the year of how I have been reviving my non-performing-but-not-quite-dead orchid! Continue reading About to Bloom!
Some orange lilies have bloomed this week. It is a miracle they have bloomed at all because if you look at the leaves, it has been the meal of choice of red lily beetles😠. Earlier in spring as the leaves were growing I spotted the beetles easily on the leaves and also bite marks. … Continue reading Lovely Lilies
So lovely to pick these peas with my boys. We are collecting them as they become ready and popping them in freezer. When we have enough they will accompany a meal. Probably fish and chips! Continue reading Picking Peas
This week we have been getting a real mix of weather of both sunshine and heavy rain. It reminds me of growing up in sub-tropical Brisbane. In terms of gardening, everything is flourishing- especially the weeds!! The good news is that the rain-softened soil makes them easy to remove. Although the green (garden and food … Continue reading Sunshine and Rain
A snapshot of different summer grasses growing in my garden. I like the way they add height, texture, movement and variation to the usual flowers growing at this time of year. They are so easy to maintain and often self-seed, great news for a beginner gardener like me! Continue reading Gorgeous Summer Grasses
This is one of the most beautiful clematis flowers in my opinion. I enjoyed watching it bloom over the weeks. It starts off like a tight ball of string and little by little the petals unfurl. There are So many layers (it’s a double-headed flower) so it takes a little while for the flowers to … Continue reading Arctic Queen Clematis
Seriously, what do I need to do to get cuttings to take root? This area of gardening baffles me. There’s definitely no “green finger touch” from me when I try to get cuttings to grow. But that’s no excuse to not try each Spring when it’s the optimal time to do this while you have … Continue reading Trial and Error
This first strawberry picked for the year brings a smile to me as a novice gardener :):):):) Continue reading Strawberry Smiles
So how are the plants which I have written about progressing? My orchid’s flowering stem is getting longer and I think buds are just about to form. The beans are getting flowers on them! These guys are now in bloom all over the place. I like the way the white colour breaks up the … Continue reading They are growing!