Hello again and Happy New Year wonderful gardening bloggers! We were in Brisbane last week, so this is my first post of 2019. Thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
Sticking very briefly with Brisbane, below are two pictures of the South Bank Grand Arbour, a kilometre long structure located in the South Bank Parklands of the city. It functions as a pedestrian walkway, and is composed of 443 steel ‘tendrils’ with a bougainvillea canopy. It is such a beautiful structure, and the pink flowers against the blue sky were stunning.
On getting home, I was faced with a lot of very dry pots and ground, as there had been lots of sunny weather when we were away. I had popped the three basil plants indoors, which all looked fine (even the little one that appeared from nowhere), however the bergamot…well, you can see below. I’ve cut it back as can see some new leaves towards the bottom, so let’s see what happens.
Yesterday we stopped off at the garden centre after a lovely brunch out at Scorching Bay, and I picked up a new curry plant (the other one is looking really sad) and this ‘pizza thyme’, which has both flavours of thyme and oregano (hence it sometimes being known as Italian thyme). That’s four thymes now in my herb collection.
We had to clear the back steps to the house a bit, as it was getting impossible to walk up past the Peruvian lilies. Not that we use these steps at all often, but it is good to keep them clear in case of an emergency. The hosts are now flowering, adding a dash of purple to the side of the house.
And so to the agapanthus, which have now taken over the landscape. The featured image at the top of the post is what we now have next to the steps to the house. Most of the blooms are blue, but there are a few white ones too. They are weeds here, but despite that, do look lovely.
Finally, here is part of the herb collection, which after being away, is in need of a bit of tidy up and attention. And on that note…I’m off out to do just that.
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