As I sit here in my shorts typing this post, I am well aware that the majority of SoS’ers are either gazing out at snow and/or staying indoors on the sofa with a pot of tea. Well, you just have to remember that when you have summer, we have winter… Anyway, it hasn’t all been sunshine this week as we have had a few rain showers, which of course were welcome by the plants, if not our cat. 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.
Anyway, the second dahlia is now flowering, and I can see a couple more buds too. I love it, and will definitely try to get some more for next year. As I mentioned I think in a previous post, there should have been a pink one as well, but when I went to empty the pot the tuber had been in, I found it all sodden and rotten. Ah well…at least I have this beauty – art fair – to enjoy
I know…nasturtiums again…but they are bright and cheerful and add some colour to the front terrace. The ones turning to seed are just as fun to watch. I am considering making nasturtium capers – anyone tried this? There is a limit to how many seeds I can plant!
Over to the herbs, and both the variegated sage an the ordinary sage are looking good, and the lemon balm has come back to life. There are a couple of very delicate pale lilac flowers on the chocolate mint too. I have lots of parsley and basil still, and of course a few nasturtium petals for salads as well.
This year not only did I grow my first dahlia in a pot, but also radishes. I had never had any luck with radishes for some reason, but this year, I have a small crop of wee radishes. I can hear my father, who was a gardener by profession, laughing. He had real green fingers and could get all sorts of things to grow, but I hope he would appreciate my pot grown radishes.
The eucomis (tiny pink coral) has really come on this week and looking quite magnificent. You can see really appreciate why they are called pineapple flowers or pineapple lilies.
Finally, the Japanese anemones are beginning to flower – see the featured image at the top and below. There are buds aplenty so expect more pictures in the weeks to come.
So that is me for now from Wellington. 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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