Hello from a lovely, warm, sunny Summer Wellington. It is time for Six on Saturday, with thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
First up…as predicted, the neighbourhood cats demolished the catnip. Actually, I think it was one cat in particular, who lives next door. We saw him eating it and rubbing himself all over, and as a result, the plant is no more.
Meanwhile in the rest of the herb garden, I have just moved the Red Freddy basil outside and repotted it. Keeping it indoors when the weather was cooler seems to have been just the right thing. The rather sad bay tree (that needs moving..but the pot is so heavy) is at least sprouting leaves. The sage plant is flowering, and something is enjoying eating the leaves. I may move it and see if that helps (like I did with the tarragon which has recovered a bit after swapping it to another place).
Third up, one of the pots of nasturtiums. I know lots of people don’t like them, and they can be an invasive pest where we live, but I do like them…and you can eat the flowers.
Fourthly, the marigolds are coming along, and have now been repotted. Another simple flower I love, and one that can grow in pots.
If you remember last week’s post, you may remember the Peruvian Lillies. Here they are this week…note the massive spurt of growth!
And finally at number six, picked up New Zealand Gardener’s Garden Diary 2019. Something to read while sitting in the sun!
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