This is really a bit of a cheat post as I am actually in Christchurch today. It is the Labour Day holiday weekend and we have come down here to see family and have a short break. But I couldn’t not do a SoS post so here we go. Photos taken through the week and thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in. And apologies as this put together on my iPad so hope it all hangs together!
First up, we got to the garden centre and picked up more pots, potting compost and a few more herbs, as if I don’t have enough. The rosemary and sage are both additional to what I have already, and the rue because I don’t have one. I am not sure this was the right choice as apparently it is a cat repellant, which is not what I want at all!
Next the lemon in a pot, which was there when we moved into the house, has flowers again. It flowers every year, and in reality should be moved from the pot…but where to?
I was working at home a couple of days this week, and always take a moment to pop outside for fresh air and inspiration. The other day I saw so many bees, enjoying the lavender and rhododendron – so lovely to see.
Next we come to a very pretty but invasive little viola of some kind. They pop up everywhere, and although pretty, do take over some corners and even one of the big pots.
All my thyme are looking good and being used a lot in the kitchen too. It is such a fragrant herb and a delight to have around.
Finally, a view of underneath the house to the slope. It all looks so pretty at the moment with the viburnum in flower.
So that’s it for me this week. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you.
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