Six on Saturday 24.01.20

It is Saturday, it is time to look for six things in the garden, or in our case, in the bush and on patio… It has been horribly humid the past few days, with not as much sunshine as I would like to see. However the plants are happy, so that is a good thing. Thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.

First up this week, the bee balm bergamot is flowering (as you might have seen in Monday’s post). You can see the flower at the top of the post, and one that is almost in full bloom below. Such lovely, delicate flowers.

The marigolds are still looking lovely and in full bloom. I have a couple of tubs of seedlings where the tags have blown off. It is going to be fun to see what pops up I guess! Some of the miniature sunflowers are looking good, others not so good, but I am hoping for some lovely smiling flowers soon.


The white agapanthus at the front of the house is now out, and no doubt next year there will be half a dozen. The blue ones at the bottom of the stairs to our house are such an incredible colour: they really do grow like weeds but are so pretty.

White agapanthus

And so to the herbs…I can’t believe how well the basil is doing considering it was just a supermarket plant as I mentioned before. I am using the leaves a lot at the moment. I replanted the Thai basil into a better pot and spot, and it seems to have done the trick for now. The lemon verbena is looking good, but something is really enjoying eating the pineapple sage. Most of the leaves have been nibbled to some extent. It must be extremely tasty to something.

Some of the herbs this week

Indoors, the three chilli plants are all looking fine, with flowers appearing and perhaps the first signs of a chilli forming? I do hope so.

One of the chilli plants

Finally, I looked down on the patch of ground on the slope down from the house, but still within our boundary, and spotted these white morning glory (convolvulus). It isn’t easy to access, so not sure what to do about it, though it is clear it has spread from slope beside the path next to the house. The garden over the path has a whole bank of blue ones, so guess it is not going to be easy to deal with.

What’s the story….
…morning glory…

And that is all from Wellington for this week. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. 

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  1. Agapanthus just seems to flourish in the poorest of soils, we have loads here growing in the sandy soil.


    1. I am not surprised it has spread to part of our garden, given that there is lots on the ‘wild’ land beneath the house. Interesting that on our side of the path the flowers are white while our neighbours over the way are invaded by the blue.

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