It has been a week with lots of sunshine, some wind and some rain…and a lot of growth in the garden. So much so that parts of the garden just blend into the bush. It is also a busy weekend, with a dance performance on Friday evening, Pilates, food shopping and cinema today and lunch with friends tomorrow, so practically no time to get out in the garden – again. Still, the holidays are approaching! 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.
First up, talking about growth, the hymenocallis seems to have doubled in size. Every day when I take a look, I swear it is a little bigger. Let’s hope it keeps going and we get some flowers again this year.
Over to dahlia corner, and the new plants are coming on a treat so far, fingers crossed for flowers! Meanwhile, the dahlia which was the plant that kept on giving last season, has some buds already. Now that did make me smile!
At number three, I can’t help but share more camellia pictures. There are still so many flowers on this bush, and the steps to the house are constantly being covered with petals.
I now have to apologise for this week’s herb corner as I realise I have taken pictures of the same things as last week – almost. The lemon balm (which is also growing at an incredible rate, a gone to seed parsley (though not the same plant as last week at least…I have got replacements). The bigger of the two sage plants still has lovely purple flowers.
At number four, it is the season for renga renga or New Zealand rock lily. This perennial plant is good for those hard to grow areas in the garden. The white flowers appear from late spring to early summer.
Finally, a quick look at the buds on the alstroemeria, which covers the area beside the house. I’m looking forward to seeing all the flowers soon.
That is my rather quick six this week, and 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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