This weeks’s SoS post is coming to you from The Coromandel, and is a bit of a cheat post, with a bit about the plants at home at the end of 2019 and the a little something about what surrounds us where we are staying. It is also my first post of 2020 and written with great difficulty on my iPad! Thanks once again to The Propagator for letting us share our plants and gardens, and those we have visited.
At home, the nasturtiums were still looking magnificent at the turn of the year. I’ve also had time for tidying and weeding, being on holiday.
The weather has been mixed, but we have had some glorious days too as you can see below.
We are on holiday up in The Coromandel just now, staying in an idyllic spot up on the hills, Tranquility Hill. The road up to where we are staying is full of striking hydrangeas, mostly blue, but a few pink as well. They are magnificent and form a beautiful welcome to the property.
There is a bush at the bottom of the hill with these striking pink flowers that look very like a lily magnolia – similar height too – but surely the wrong season?
At number 5, more views of where we are staying. A bit exposed to the wind, but still an amazing view.
Finally, I cannot express my thoughts and feelings about the fires in Australia. The footage we see and news we hear is so horrific. Dust has been blown over to us here in New Zealand, something hard to comprehend somehow. I can only hope that the weather changes and rain falls. There really are no words that seem appropriate.
As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. All the very best for your gardening exploits in 2020.
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