So pleased I chose to plant up Gazania flowers this year – they’ve given great joy with they cheerful colours.

I also planted up an old wheelbarrow that was sitting idly behind the shed. The rusty bottom meant I didn’t have to drill any holes and 4 bags of potting mix later…..

everything is doing so well

we can see it from the kitchen window and it’s a joy to behold while waiting for the kettle to boil or stirring something at the stove. And now the delphiniums are starting to bloom

Our little tomato plant has given us fruit (excuse the hot, sweaty hand as I was just back from a walk and so excited to see this little fella!)

a second one ripened the next day so we each had one in our evening salad and enjoyed a tiny burst of delicious tomato-ey flavour, seemingly full of sunshine and summer.

This creature watched me weeding the other day, all long skinny legs and an almost fish-shaped body and tail

The flowering gum in the garden where Mum is has blossomed and it’s a stunning, vibrant orange

the bees were going crazy in amongst the flowers and it must give such a lift to the residents’ spirits as they continue to go in and out of lockdown. All good currently, but we’re on tenterhooks day to day.

My other great joy has been the hydrangeas and roses and I’ve so loved being able to pick these – lots for myself, occasionally for Mum (when I can see her), and some for friends too on the rare visits that have happened. Going to flood you with pictures now……

Summer has really arrived and you can see from the last two photos that the outside blind and/or the inside blind have been down during the day to try and stop the heat infiltrating the house. The hydrangeas have suffered even though they have shadecloth over them and I fear there won’t be too many more to pick. The roses however, just seem to keep on blooming. And that makes me smile.

Meredithe x

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6 Responses to Garden

  1. DEIRDRE CASEY says:

    I am no gardener, but I think it is Yates who have a product cald Drought Shiekd which is sprayed onto the hydrangea leaves at the start of summer & (as long as you water below the leaves) stops evaporation. It takes a surprisingly short time to spray them & doesn’t use a lot of the product.

  2. pamdempsey says:

    Beautiful flowers 💐! Just gorgeous!

  3. Thank you for the flower pictures – it’s cold and grey here, not floral at all!

  4. Jenny M says:

    It’s always exciting when the first few tomatoes ripen, and I love the flowering gums, we have one and the parrots and bees love it.
    PS. wonderful quilt in the background

  5. Kyle says:

    Lots of color in your yard. Using your old wheelbarrow as a planter is a great idea. No color outside here today.

  6. Love this post! It really brightened my day.

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