After another pretty humid week, today started with rain, was followed by sun, and is now a bit grey and dare I say chilly? Or chilly in comparison to the past week? The temperatures on the main weather website are always wrong for Wellington, or at least the part of the city we live in, so I’m not sure how warm it is today. I should get a thermometer! There isn’t a whole lot new this week, but here we go. 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. So…let’s look at this week’s six.
First up, I found a packet of viola seeds a few weeks ago and am delighted to see them pop up with these really pretty flowers. I believe they are edible ones too. They are just so pretty in any case.
At number two, the Japanese anemones are still looking quite beautiful. Here are this week’s pictures! I noticed that there are a few on the up set of steps from the house, which I guess must have self-seeded from the groups beside the house.
I didn’t post a picture of any nasturtiums last week, so by popular demand, here is a lovely bright orange flower and some well eaten leaves. There are loads of cabbage whites and those little lacewing moths, so it could be either of those or something else. Whatever, they love nasturtiums.
I’ve managed to rescue a few more little wild strawberries, though many more have been snaffled by others. This is one I picked, and ate, this morning.
Over to the herb corner, and I am delighted with the revitalised lemon verbena and a good quantity of sage. The tansy or lacy phacelia is still looking pretty too. I have loads of parsley which is great as it is such a useful thing to have to hand.
Finally, let’s end with the dahlia (dahlia art fair), which has been the success of the season. It is such a pity that the other one I bought came to nothing, but there is always hope for next year, especially since I have now got the dahlia bug.
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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