After a wonderful and restful week in New Caledonia, it was back to work on Tuesday, and off to Hamilton Thursday and Friday. I was hoping to get out to do some tidying up outside, but it is pouring with rain, so there is no chance for any of that today. The forecast is for a dry day tomorrow, so maybe then I can get out and see what is going on. Thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
I thought I would start today with some flowers from New Caledonia, starting with what I believe is a white burst flower, fallen off the tree (source of name here), followed by a glorious amaryllis and what I think is bougainvillea.
Anyway…back to winter here in Wellington. I did sneak out for a couple of pictures before the rain got too heavy. You can see the camellia trees in bloom, and also how green everything still is.
Third up, I just managed to get pictures of these gorgeous camellias at the back of the house.
Indoors, the cyclamen are doing fine, the basil is surviving, and my multiple spider plants are, as ever, growing.
Since I have to stay indoors, I might as well find a podcast to listen to while I get on with the ironing (oh joy!). I thought I might try Bloom & Grow Radio, about urban gardening and indoor plants. If anyone knows any good gardening podcasts, then please pass on your ideas.
And finally, I found I still have a few packets of microgreen seeds, so I might as well plant them out for some extra winter greenery in our salads.
So that’s it from me. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in warmer and brighter places!
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