It is hard to know where to begin really, with all that is happening in the world outside our gardens. More cases of the virus have been announced here, and working from home has become the new norm. At least we have our small outside space to breath fresh air. There is still a drought, and I am still watering with my trusty watering can, though rain is expected this evening. Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
To be honest, there is not much new to report this week. The cornflowers and Japanese anemones are still looking good (see featured image at the top of the post for the former). I had a big tidy up, and repotted a few things and pulled up some other things. One of the thing I repotted was one of the rosemary plants. This had not been looking well, but some fertiliser and now a new pot looks like it is picking up again.
Basils….I took the advice to leave the Thai basil alone, and it is certainly doing much better. The cinnamon basil, which smells of nothing, has suddenly sprouted and outgrown the pot it is in – a task for tomorrow.
Just when I least expected it, another little flower appeared on one of the wild strawberry plants. I have a lovely big pot to move this one too, another thing to do once I can get some more soil…we didn’t get to the garden centre last week and now I am wondering if we ever will. I guess it might be easy to social distance in between the pots and plants!
All marjorams are oreganos but not all oreganos are marjorams – or so I read the other day. Whatever, they are all the same family, and my oregano and marjoram plants are looking good, even the old, rather raggedy one that is currently flowering.
As we enter autumn, and head towards the winter, the first camellia buds are appearing. Always so good to see signs of new life.
Finally, my chillies are looking good – see below. Lovely, vibrant colours to brighten up the day.
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. Remember – wash your hands, sneeze into your elbow, keep your distance…and be kind.
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