Tuesday, May 4, 2010
A Time For Everything
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
All 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.