The last day of November, and the sun is shining and I was outside in shorts enjoying the warm weather. Apologies to any of you with snow and cold weather…. Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
First up, we stopped off at the garden centre today, and I have to say I was very disappointed with the choice of herbs available. They seem to have cut the area in half, and some plants were looking very sad too. I did pick up a Thai basil and another oregano plant, since the old one seems to thrive, and a new basil, which I will bring indoors at night at the moment. I also picked up a very sad looking dill. It is a herb I love to use and which is hard to come by in packets in the shops here. I doubt it will take, but let’s see.
Elsewhere in my herbs-in-pots garden, I think I already mentioned that I have replaced one of my parsley plants, but have kept the other gone-to-seed one going as I think the flowers are so pretty. This was an Italian leaf parsley, so I need a new one of those at some point. I have two decent curry plants (the one below looked like it had died at the start of autumn, but I moved it and it seems to be doing well), and lots of lovely sage leaves and thyme.
I did find this small packet of fertiliser for citrus trees in the garden centre at least. It was good I only had to buy one small packet, and there were instructions for how much to use for a tree in a pot, so I have administered the medicine, so to speak, and hope it works its magic. I also planted a few of cinnamon basil seeds, so will see what comes of those.
In other parts of our yard, the first of the Peruvian lilies are flowering. We should have an excellent display in the weeks to come. The camellia at the front of the house is still flowering, with many a late bloom on the shady side of the plant.
In amongst the lilies is this foxglove, rising above everything else. There are quite a lot of them around at the moment, popping up where you least expect them. I love them I have to admit, and so do the bees, which is no bad thing.
Finally, yes it is agapanthus time. These buds are beside the steps to the house, but they are popping up everywhere at the moment. I do like them, but they are an introduced weed, so shouldn’t really be encouraged.
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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