After a long grey winter, with little rain, and one "gift" of black frost my garden was looking very sorry for itself and crying out for some love and attention. Many of the new plants I had put in last summer have not recovered and succummed to the drab, cold dry winter season. And so we start again, I would love to know how much money I have spent over the years on plants that have not made it through the winter, I am sure I would be much richer than I am now, but I suppose that the fun, and peace of gardening is in the planting of new things and watching them grow.
Last year was the ornament and hanging basket year, I have lots of trees so my garden seems to be "green" with little or no colour, not much grows under the trees, so I went for some colorful hanging baskets and "cool fun" stuff for the walls, and as decorations........... I think I just like different, odd, but they are most certainly conversational additions to my garden.
What I need now is rain everything is dry and dusty and sad. Please let it rain
An old spade converted to a plant holder
My beloved verandah, i love to drink my tea here in the mornings, watch the sun rise, and contemplate life, while being entertained my "bubbles the Indian Minor we raised from a tiny pink featherless blob he had been blown out of his nest, and now had a vocabulary of about 30 words........... so cute.
My dog... of the three I have I wish they were all as well behaved as this one the old metal stirrup I dug resting on the bird bath I dug ot of the garden, one of the advantages of having a 100 year old house you never know what you will find.
An old step ladder my sister was throwing away, a good sanding a coat of paint, looks stuning.
Love my lime green pots gives such colour to my garden