Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Time For Everything

Happiness and a new potplant

Every morning I sit on my deck and soak up my garden. Saterday was no different, except that it was a perfect sunny winters morning and I had nowhere to go, so I did a bit of stocktaking.

Whilst my lettuces are going to seed
and the chives are floppy
The coriander is making a last stand
but the English Basil is past it's best
My Thyme and Origanum are maintaining nicely,

the rocket is still rocketing,
and my little tomatoes are growing up a storm.

The bulbs I planted are pushing through,

My Butterfly bushes are slowly saying good buy

but the Ribbon bush is coming out in full swing
and next to my lovely constant lavender

it makes for a beautiful sight.

The fynbos beds are a mixed success

I'm losing my King Protea (again)

But the red Leukadendums are blazing away.
and the Confetti bushes are looking lush and green

I can't wait for the show

The Restios are bouncing back after a radical trim (a little misunderstanding)

The White wild dagga is about to burst at a heady 5 feet

The Rosemary bushes are filling the nasty gaps quite nicely
and I'm waiting for the Agapanthus too join the blue party

The Perennial Basil is making up for it's English cousin

and my little Bay tree is now taller than me.

The Pelargoniums need cutting back

whilst the daisies need to be replaced with new cuttings

the Sweetpeas have come up
and last but not least the grass is finally
actually looking like a lawn
and is actually greener on my side!

My dog is doing his morning rounds

and my cats are curled up in the sunny spots.

All is as is should be
and not a bad mornings work if you ask me.


henriette said...

my bontkat se hello vir julle bontkat. mmm, ek wens ek kan ook my plante so verstaan. eks groen van jaloesie en sonder groen vingers.

Freshly Found said...

I am envious of your sweet peas! How lovely to reflect and ENJOY the moment!

Heloise said...

Hi Denise - I think last year has really made me appreciate what I have. Being too busy to look-up is not good for the soul. Your blog has always been one of my happy moments. By the way henriette above also graduated with me.

Wendren said...

Love the poem - it makes me smile becuase my bulbs are pushing through, my rocket it starting to take again and my watsonia's are all shooting. It is a wonderful rainy morning for me. :)

Heloise said...

Hi there Wendren - I'm glad there is someone out there that felt the smile - we're cloaked in soft wet grey at the moment (typical Cape)

Amy said...

Your cat looks very comfortable all curled up in that pot there...

Heloise said...

Hi there Amy - thanks for the comment I've fallen off the blogging wagon a bit but hopefully I'll have time to start posting again soon. I'm about to drop in on your blog.