A Year of Flowers: September08:50:00
The garden is having a party right about now and its all going OFF!!
Three years of pottering away is definitely paying dividends here at the moment. Of course if you walked pass you probably wouldn't think that much of it, but I am as proud as punch. I just looked back over the last years post from around this time and its pretty much the same which is rather amusing. Just posting the same old stuff here. ha ha!! Its good to compare though isn't it?
The last few days has seen me pulling out Clover, Couch Grass and the odd thistle or two.
I have been Seasol-ing like its no bodies business and the front yard stinks because the garden beds are full of Blood and Bone. So hardcore in fact that I even have to close the windows because of the stench that sometimes wafts inside in the afternoon breeze.
Beside this though, it really is the best time to be a gardener. There is so much going on and as always there are lots of little surprises just popping up all over the place.
I only have one tiny section of the front garden bed left to weed and tidy up and then its just looking on and enjoying it all for a couple more weeks before the de-heading of the blooms begins.
The weather is also humming things along. We are experiencing what Id say is a Spring time heatwave this week. We have had a good run of 20+ degree days and its even climbing up to the low 30's this Grand Final Weekend. Very out of the ordinary but I am not complaining as watering the garden at the end of the day is one of my favourite things to do. The bees are loving it too.
Here is what is in flower in my garden right now.
Freesias: I had purple, red and white come up from the bulbs that I planted this year. They smell so good. Im not sure what happened to last years.
I can't remember what colours are where since I split them earlier in the year, so the last few Iris's that are about to open up are sure keeping up the suspense. They really are my show stoppers. The white ones in the middle are from the Iris's a friend gave me earlier in the year and which I planted with the kids. We had a 50% strike rate on the flowering. On the right, Im not sure where I got that one from but it sure is pretty.