Friday, August 31, 2012

First bouquet of the season for a friend with a crook tummy.
It's a bit wee, but it's pretty mighty.  

Oh yeah, and here is a cute cat napping in the spare/craft room.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Eating Belgium biscuits in the Botanical Gardens and lurking in the foliage.

I think the 500,000+ Daffodil bulbs will be spectacular in about a weeks time. Go, go!

Fun fact for you, between 1864 and 1930 the Daffodil Lawn used to be inhabited by crazy exotic animals like silk worms, opossums, monkeys, a Californian bear, a lemur, goats, deer, and even a tortoise. Now it's just inhabited by babies and small children having their photos taken in the blooms.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

spring fever

Wow, oh my..... all I care about is gardening.

I planted a million bulbs in autumn and I am now being rewarded. They are all popping up and causing quite a flutter. Only the daffs and crocuses (or croci if you will) have bloomed, but waaaaaah the rest are on their way!

The vege patch is laden with celery, broccoli, cabbage, one feeble cauliflower, silverbeet, spinach, beetroot, pak choi and the never ceasing mint.

The herby bit has rosemary, thyme and recently sown rocket, basil, coriander and sorrel. Neither Gareth nor I know sorrel very well but it sounds like a marvelous thing.

And the flowers! Primulas, anemones, pansies, marigolds, sweet-peas and a sneaky helibore seedling I stole from my grandma's house (popped it in the ground and it fluped around for a week, but now it's bobbing around like a lamb).

Here is my gardening tip for the internet - bung it in some soil, give it some water and whisper sweet nothings to it.