It has been a lovely sunny week here – of course, because I returned to work and the office on Monday. Outside things are looking very green, flowers are blooming and leaves are being attacked by cabbage white butterflies which seem to be plentiful this year. In my email inbox this week was a mail about ordering bulbs – can it be that time already? Anyway, thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in.
First up, the featured image and the two pictures below are of the Hymenocallis Advance which is now flowering with its stunning shape and wonderful detail. This is the first time I have grown this, and am very pleased with it. The first picture below is from Thursday, the one below was taken today.
At number two this week, more nasturtiums. I just love the pale yellow ones with the dark red paint spots. The dark red ones are a variety called Bloody Mary.
Last week’s featured image was echinacea, and there are quite a few more flowers appearing. It is another one I am so happy with this year, after thinking it had given up the ghost. It is such a gorgeous plant.
Over to the herbs…think this is a repeat of last week…the dill flowers, that look like little golden stars, the delicate flowers on the lemon balm and the happy looking basil that shows it is worth replanting those supermarket plants.
The alstroemeria are in their last days though there are still plenty of blooms. The seed heads are also pretty, and I’ll probably post pictures again like I did last year of when they open.
And to finish…that very attractive weed, the agapanthus. There are a few on the steps up to the house both blue and white, and one white one beside the house, which I really should pull up and get rid of, but can’t bring myself to do so.
So that is me for now from Wellington – a bit brief but some pictures of summer. As usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you.
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