It is the Wellington Anniversary Weekend here, and so a long weekend and Monday holiday. I’ve only been back to work a week, but already feel in need of a day off! It is a bit hazy outside, but not cold, and the plants are (mostly) all growing well. Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
First up, most things are really thriving, though I am having to make sure to water regularly, some things like the pineapple sage, need quite a bit to keep them looking sprightly. Below you can see the chocolate mint, that this year is doing really well. The leaves do smell exactly like chocolate mint too.
Also doing well is the basil which despite it just being bought from the supermarket, is doing really well. Both tarragon plants, which started from nothing, seem to be growing and will need new pots soon. The Thai basil though is not looking good, and I need to decide what to do with it. It just looks sad, and nothing I have done has cheered it up yet.
At number three, a few more wild strawberries have made their appearance, including this one below. Will try and grab them before the birds this time!
Next up, the hostas are flowering, and have been for a wee while. It was hard to get a decent picture of them but you get the general idea. They provide a splash of purple against the yellow-gold of the alstroemerias, which are still going strong.
Agapanthus are still everywhere. Beside the house, on the steps to the house, in everybody’s gardens, beside the road…find a spot where there isn’t one. These two below come from the approach to our house.
Finally, I just had to share another picture of some of the nasturtiums. No apology!
And that is all from Wellington for this week, where the weather has been very mixed (in fact summer seems to have passed us by, with far too many cloudy skies), but where all in the garden is blooming. The picture at the top of the post is of one of the miniature sunflowers, growing slowly.
As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world.
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