The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. ~ Alfred Austin

Saturday, 17 May 2014

A Few Flowers

A little while back Mum gave me some Gladiolus corms which I planted,
I was surprised to see them flower so quickly.

A friend dug up some tiny Valerian plants from her garden
and kindly gave them to me, I think it is a really pretty flower.

I have had this Gerber in a pot for a long time and it has never really
done any good. A couple of months ago I planted it out in the garden
and it is doing so much better. Can't wait for the flowers to open.

We don't really get the beautiful autumn colours here,
this is about the best we get when the grape vine
leaves change colour and fall to the ground.

A new plant in the garden Osteospermum 'spider white'

I think the buds on the Plumbago are really cool looking!

Today was the first morning we woke up to fog! 
I guess with winter only being a couple of weeks
away we can expect lots more fog to come :)

So there is just a few things that are flowering in my garden in mid May. I only have to go to work for a short time in the morning, so I am very much looking forward to spending some time out in the garden and also some time in the kitchen. A bit of baking and some soup making sounds good to me. Have an enjoyable weekend!


  1. Oh I love gerberas I have never attempted to grow them, good luck . Beautiful photos

    1. Hi Sharon, this is the first time I have tried growing gerberas too. It looks like they prefer to be in the ground rather than in a pot, or for this one, that seems to be the case anyway. Glad you enjoyed the photos :)


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