Remember last Saturday in Wellington? It was a glorious warm, sunny spring day. Today, however, it is like winter: cold, wet and windy. We even had hailstones battering on our roof at 5am. It is not a day to be out in the garden. But that doesn’t mean I can’t think about gardening, indoor or outdoor.
1. Grey skies and fern
Actually, since I started to think about this post, the sun has made an effort to shine a bit, so hopefully I can at least get out and sweep up some of the flower petals that have gathered on the steps.
2. The rhododendron…
…is now in full bloom, attracting lots of bees which is, of course, good. See the featured image at the top of the post, taken from our upstairs living room window for how it looks today. It is an old tree and in need of a bit of TLC, but it is glorious to see the flowers out of the window.
3 A curiosity
I planted some microgreens, and one side seems to have flourished and the other…well you can see for yourself. Obviously the kale is happy and the beetroot is not!
4 The sage
The herbs I bought the other week seem to be doing well so far, such as the sage below. I really want to pick up some more and have been considering lemon balm, chervil and of course, planting the chive seeds I bought, It is too early to plant out any basil, that will have to wait until the end of November,
5 More reading
With the gloomy weather, it is a day for tea and picking up a gardening magazine, reading about petunias and getting some ideas for new indoor plants. I’m also watching Big Dreams, Small Spaces with Monty Don on Netflix at the same time for further inspiration.
6. The last of the Japanese Camellias
Thanks to The Propagator for starting Six on Saturday. Hoping for better weather next Saturday!
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