Can you tell me how we have reached October already? The daffodils are almost – but not completely – over, things are springing (sorry!) up all over the place, and there are days warm enough to sit outside with a cup of tea. Anyway, thanks to The Propagator who encourages us to share what is going on in our gardens in all parts of the world. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in. Photos taken on Wednesday and today.
First up, a sparaxis or harlequin flower. To be honest, I had forgotten about these, as had planted them last year when they didn’t do much. I was pleasantly surprised to see the flowers as last year I think I had one. The plants are a bit ‘leggy’ for want of a better word, but there has been a decent display of flowers.
Next, over to ‘herb corner’ to visit ones that are flowering. The old supermarket chive plant has lots of buds and one flower. Hopefully can gather a few flowers to add to a salad. The bigger of my two sage plants has two buds, and I can see signs of potential of lovely bright red flowers on the pineapple sage.
At number three, the ajuga, which provides great cover in a shady patch beside the house. I love the colour, but as I have said before, they are not my favourite plants, but to dig them up means a major project.
Next up, more from herb corner. There is still a lot of lavender on the old bush, a second echinacea flower about to open up. Both rosemary plants are looking good, and even the old oregano that I cut back earlier in the year, is producing lots of new growth.
At number five…..these two little nasturtiums, from a plant that has grown up from seeds that made their way to one of the large pots that has a small lemon tree. I haven’t even got around to planting the next lot of seeds so expect lots more in the weeks to come.
Finally, this week’s daffodils. No words necessary I think!
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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