As I have already mentioned in other posts this week, New Zealand is in a lockdown period for 4 weeks. I am working at home, and quite busy during the day, so weekends are still gardening days…except that today it is pouring with rain. To be honest, it has been ages since we have had such a downpour, and it is much needed. I didn’t get to the garden centre before lockdown, so have no idea what will happen to my bulb plans for this year (I need bulb mix as well as bulbs). Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.
The display of Japanese anemones continues to be delightful. The picture below was taken from an upstairs window, but hope you get the idea!
I am sitting working at home surrounded by my chilli plants, and have been monitoring them each day. Below you can see what one of them looked like on Wednesday, and two days later on Friday. I have become well acquainted with each chilli on each plant as I contemplate the work before me!
Luckily, we live close to the Botanic Gardens, so I can take short strolls to break up the day and get some fresh air, but this is also a good opportunity to take some virtual garden tours like these ones here if I get some time.
At number five, and also sitting beside me while I work, is one of my two cyclamen plants. I just love them, and might get some more when life goes back to normal.
Finally, something else to do indoors, is to actually find some time to browse this book on flower arranging, something I am pretty useless at. I love the little quote, picked up at the shop I bought the book.
And that is all from a wet Wellington for this week. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world, particularly at this time. Take care out there! Kia kaha.
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