It is the longest day here, the summer solstice, and time for Six on Saturday. Thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
I will admit this is not in my garden, but I have been watching progress on the brambles poking their heads through the fence on the steps down from our house. The first berries have appeared, and it looks like more to come, though some are at ground level and probably best left to the local wildlife.
No words necessary…what our yard looks like at the moment….the steps are slowly being covered.
It is agapanthus season. We have so far escaped having one in our actual garden, but this year we have one just about to bloom. This plant is a weed in many parts of New Zealand, and the Botanic Gardens (along with other institutions) are doing a trail just now to try to find a sterile form for domestic use. The results are due to be published sometime next year.
Today has been another lovely sunny day, with blue skies. I have been too busy indoors though with overdue chores to either potter about outside or enjoy the sunshine for long.
The herbs are all doing well at the moment. I seem to have three basil plants thriving (fingers crossed!), the tarragon is looking a bit more perky, and I bought another mint plant. All set for summer cooking!
And…another picture of Charlie, inspecting the plants and enjoying the sunshine.
The hydrangeas at the top are…next to the bus stop!
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I hope you enjoyed the longest day of the year … while the shortest is behind us now…. Beautiful fern picture with blue sky !
Yes we did thank you!! Enjoy the longer days….
Love the fern against the blue sky. Seems odd to think of agapanthus as a weed. It’s taken me years to finally encourage one to flower in the garden!
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Agapanthus are everywhere here. They do look pretty, but there are just a bit too many!
Ditto the fern and Agapanthus comment! Hopefully you’ll get to snack on a few of the neighbour’s berries!
Yes I was hoping to at least get one berry!
Thank you for this bit of warmth! We are having bits of snow and freezing winds from hell today – brrrr. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pics.
Thank you! Hope you survive the cold weather…..
I used to love seeing all the agapanthuses flowering along the motorway…it’s sad to think they are a pest.
I have to confess I like them…but they are everywhere!
Agapanthus are pretty but they self seed everywhere and seem so invasive.
Yes it gets everywhere. Will be interesting to see what comes out of the trials at the Botanic Gardens.