In these difficult times, it´s important to have something to do. So I planted a cactus in a pot and sat it on the drive because it was an exciting experiment. Apparently it´s a good thing to keep exciting experiments going on when you can´t go anywhere, I highly recommend the therapeutic value involved whatever…… Continue reading Charlie the cactus
Sat waiting to open up for a couple of days, it did so this morning. ———— Happy Easter Dear Reader!
New garden furniture sat in the shade of the front terrace. And Relax,, birdsong and cicadas are the only sound to be heard…
If it´s possible to have pride, joy and mystery in the garden, well here it is. This enigmatic plant full of Eastern Western promise is just one month old. I don´t have a clue what it´s official name is, so it gets called “that red thing.” Smells beautiful too, but I couldn’t call it “that…… Continue reading All Tangled Up In Knots
Sorry, I mean the EX POT BOUND REPOTTED PALM TREE… After what happened when we were clearing plants from the driveway recently,, for a certain Merc to sit on,, (without it being bashed and them being squashed). You might think I´m bonkers to attempt yet another attack on flora and fauna so soon, and you´d…… Continue reading The Potty Palm Tree With A Name
I’m sat here wondering if my blog is turning into a garden makeover programme… Hopefully not says the mistress of misfortune. So here it is, the first ever cabbage lettuce… As you can clearly see, it´s taking over big style… What began life as a tiny little three pronged effort has turned into something that…… Continue reading My Totally Weird Cabbage Lettuce
I think we’ve got a competition going on here, these are the two newest additions to the family… Beautiful but deadly… Almost makes them appear cute and cuddly…
Yes, I’ve come to the conclusion that weeds must have brains. When we moved here for good, I went through the whole garden and rooted out the ones that had taken over in our absence… Except,, most had neatly establish themselves under, or around cactuses. Good thinking eh? “If I move in here I’m safe.”…… Continue reading Weeds Must Be Clever
Look what appeared while we were away: All that colour without water… The flowers close up as the sun goes down, even though it’s still HOT…! Aww… Here’s another one that flowers all the time, it must get fed up with them being in the same place. Sometimes it’s flowers are down at the bottom,…… Continue reading Colourful Cactuses
Well that’s a question still to be answered. I’ve never owned any exotic plants till this year, and they’ve been left to their own devices for four months. Could be like a jungle when we get there. Stood outside the gates befuzzled: “Well I’m sure there used to be a house here before we went…… Continue reading How does your garden grow?