I’m warding off a
cold at the moment, so my ability to think creatively is being obstructed by
many snotty hankies! So instead of words, I share with you some pictures from
my vegie and ornamental gardens, taken one lovely mild evening. Lots of cheering
colour from the flowers, but not much happening with the veg. I’m waiting impatiently
for seeds to poke thru — they are very tardy — and I’m mounting increasing
defences against the sparrows and blackbirds who scruff out zinnia seedlings or
snip off tender new pea shoots.
See you next week
with hopefully more words.
Above, under the nectarine tree; below, mesh to keep the birds from my carrots and beetroot
Above, nemophilias ... and a smudge on my camera lens; below, girly dahlias
Above, tatty dianthus; below, is that little bug on my new dahlias a friendly one?
Above, cloud of blue and white nigellas; below, the pea, bean and lettuce bed netted against the birds
Above, the passionfruit progress; below, plums!
Above, a Queen Anne's lace with more of those bugs; below, a perfect Pierre du Ronsard
Above, the climbing rose with all its buds; below, one of my favourite flowers, sweet williams