It is a lovely, warm day here today, Perhaps not the most sunny, but definitely a gorgeous day. This meant I was able to get outside, and start tidying up, replanting and generally having a look around. Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
First up, some of the herbs which are looking good: the sweet smelling pineapple sage and chocolate mint, and my old oregano plant. The pineapple sage has a lovely, furry stem and is really quite attractive, as well as having that distinctive smell.
The good weather meant a chance to get some repotting done, such as the miniature sunflowers for outside and the chilli plants for inside. I have a whole bunch of seeds that need planting, but also need some more soil, so that sounds like next weekend’s project.
And so to the story of my basil….this is the last surviving plant, which is looking a bit sorry for itself. It really is time to go and get some new plants for the summer, and, talking about seeds, I should also plant some cinnamon basil I have and see what results.
Over in the far corner of the garden (as I call a particular area…it isn’t that far away…) the small bay tree is showing lots of signs of new growth now it has been moved to an area with a lot more sun. A small victory.
There are still quite a few hellebores hidden around the place, such as this beauty below. The next season’s flowers are now in bud, and I have spotted a few agapanthus around the streets already. I know…they grow like weeds here.
At number 5, the various mahonia plants are looking green, bright and shiny. The first picture is of one beside the house, the second, looking down at one growing beside the steps. You can also see just how green and crazy things are too!
Finally, yes I know it is number 7, but just to comment on the featured image at the to top of the post, not only is the wild strawberry doing quite well, but the old lemon tree continues to put forth flowers. When I can get to the garden centre, I’ll be picking up some feed for it and let’s see if I can revive it.
For now though that is me. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world.
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