Another lovely, sunny day here in Wellington. We have both been enjoying a final week of holiday, with some of that time spent out in the garden, though quite often reading rather than attending to the plants I do confess. 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.
First up, all this warm weather and just enough rain has meant that the garden around the house has become a jungle. The man who comes to do all the hard work cutting lots of things back with the right tools is recovering from an operation, and although I’ve been out and done a bit, but it doesn’t look like I have! And I need to dig up and get rid of those agapanthus somehow too, but we are surrounded by them on the steps both up and down to the house, so I think it will be a losing battle.
Next up, the dahlias. I can see lots of buds on a couple of plants, and the pot dahlia Pablo is now in full flower. Something has been enjoying eating the ‘what will be very pretty’ pot dahlia Bellini. I have been so enjoying my dahlias this season.
And so to herb corner part one. I needed dill for a potato salad, and picked up this plant in the supermarket. I took it out of its plastic ‘tube’ and this is what happened. There is enough for the salad, but I don’t think I will be bothered to plant it out, do you? Meanwhile, the pot basil from the supermarket looks quite perky, and hopefully will keep me supplied with leaves for most of the summer
And so to herb corner part 2, with the still very attractive lemon bergamot (with, yes, a late camellia in the background), the beauty of the borage in flower and good to see the curry plants are thriving since I repotted them.
There are still a few alstroemerias in bloom, but really they are in their last days. As I was attempting to tidy up a bit, I noticed these white tufts, which are, I am afraid the eggs of the vine hopper, a real pain in the garden. I do have a good product to get rid of them, but there will be some in inaccessible places I know.
But let’s end with a glimpse of the sunflower that is to come. There are some marigolds on their way, a lot more nasturtiums (the one in the featured image is not the same one as last week but is in the same pot!) and hopefully some cornflowers though I haven’t seen any sign of them yet.
That is my 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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