As I started to write this blog post this afternoon, it was pouring down with rain. The rain in fact started last night, and with a couple of small breaks, it seemed like it has rained ever since. Ah well….such is spring weather! If you want to see what spring is looking like when it is sunny in Wellington, check out my post from Wednesday. Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens, or in my case this week, what is also going on in my indoor garden.
Now September is here, it is time to wake up the dormant cacti. I used to have lots when I lived in Scotland, but for some reason only have three here in Wellington. Maybe it is time to get some more?
Next up…basil woes! On the left, a very soggy Red Freddy basil, and on the right, the bare twigs of another basil plant. Plant number three is still fine, at the moment. I had really hoped they would all last the winter, but no luck I am afraid.
Meanwhile, the cyclamen are blooming. Both plants are doing fine, and producing some lovely flowers (and yes I did tidy up the dead flowers you can see on the table!).
Next up, the magnolia, which is really in full bloom and looking as stunning as ever, despite the grey skies and gloomy weather this afternoon.
And now, as the sun sinks over the yardarm, the sun has popped out to say hello, so I’ve just taken the chance to check on things, pick some parsley and mint, and take in a few seconds of blue skies.
As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world.
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