I am in awe of those garden bloggers who keep on slogging away, doing a posting every day. Me, I'm down to one posting a week at best, but at least I never seem to run out of things to write about and photograph. (I'd quickly run out of things to post about if I had to do one a day!)
However, right now, I could do a blog posting every hour, because there is simply so much happening in the garden right now. And don't be surprised if, over the next few weeks, I do individual blog postings on each of the plants I'm about to show you.
Just to make things easier for me to wrap my little head around the topic, I've divided this "so much happening" post into little categories.
First up, the NEW ARRIVALS
|Not one but two new curry trees. I bought one|
pot and realised it had two plants in it.
Fortunately their roots weren't entangled so
potting them up was easy. Expect a curry
tree blog posting soon, folks.
|Our good friend Jolanda has a superb little|
patch of mint bush by her front steps, and we
loved its purple spring flower show, so we have
planted three of these behind our geraniums.
|Pammy brought home a Pieris japonica in|
flower a few weeks ago. We left it in its pot while
it was bloom, and now it's in a bigger pot and,
judging by the new growth, is happy enough.
|Hardly the most exciting purchase, two punnets of blue flowered|
salvias, but about two months from now they will start to flower
and they won't stop till autumn is almost over.
next, the FOOD GARDEN GETS GROWING
|Lebanese zucchini, the light green, chubby smaller ones. So far|
so good, with the first flower buds (boys only) showing.
|A miracle! Our unproductive passionfruit vine, now into|
its third summer, has for some reason decided to produce
quite a few flowers lately. Could this be our first decent crop?
|Here's last season's crop in action. Yes, folks,|
one flower and one - just one - fruit. This has
been my biggest dud of a food growing story
in 25 years, but I am determined to see this
thing finally produce a decent crop.
|Just had to include this fragrant, lovely thing.|
The more I water my potted rosemary bush,
the happier it seems to be. While in the ground
it's a classic "waterwise" plant that can survive
on rainfall alone, in a pot it's a thirsty sook.
|And the first strawberries of the season are starting to appear|
and colour up. As is a tradition in our garden, our strawberry
plants come up as "volunteers" out of our homemade compost.
Finally, FOLIAGE AND FLOWERS
|The Louisiana iris is slowing down, but there|
are still new blooms to enjoy every morning.
|Just like our sooky, thirsty, rosemary plants, our supposedly|
waterwise trailing pelargoniums absolutely love a drink.
It's an Australian thing, I guess, once someone arrives in
Australia they just seem to start drinking more ...
I never go out into the garden thinking "gee, what am I going to blog about next?". I never know in advance. Something just catches my eye, or happens, or doesn't happen and most of my blog postings just write themselves, and are mostly already written in my head before I ever head back inside. But this morning it was a simple case of "so much is happening" that I realised I had a good dozen or more blog posting ideas all at the same time.
Spring is like that ... so much happening in the garden. It's wonderful.