Garden Diaries - Evening Inspection21:25:00
Hello there and how would you be?
We are all well here in the paddock after spending a nice quiet day at home. As with most Thursdays I spent much of the day tidying up the house. The kids play outside and I work my magic inside.
My new household nemesis are these tiny little insects that can fit through the fly screens. They come out on mass when the nights are warm and like moths are drawn to the lights on in the house. We left our bedroom light on the other night whilst watching tv before bed and oh man, the bugs on the roof above our bed was a sight to be seen.
These bugs seem to get everywhere. They stick to the condensation on the bathroom roof after a shower, they get in the pantry, in the kitchen draws and on every window sill in the house. Thankfully the vacuum cleaner handles them very well!!
Whilst I am pleased with my efforts today, and how good is it to walk bare foot on freshly mopped floors by the way, everywhere I look there are still so many jobs to get done. It never ends!!
Outside the house is no exception. Though I did manage to get outside this morning to plant the Jacaranda tree that my old neighbour gave to us and tidied up the Hellebores that flourished over the winter. The kids and I also checked the pots in the veggie patch, picked some delicious strawberries. and pulled out all the weeds growing amongst the Basil seedlings.
Now this fine evening, with dinner done, the kids bathed and sitting quietly watching a DVD, I thought id sneak outside earlier and take a few pics to update you on some of the things that are going well out in the garden.
It really is amazing what a good soaking of rain and some sunshine can do.
The Salvia tubers I planted only about six weeks ago have tripled in size and some have these pretty purple flowers already.
I transplanted this rose from the front garden of our old place and wacked it in, straight on the lawn at the end of winter. The foliage and flowers are so much healthier now in its new home and even Cam thought it was a nice specimen. If only I knew the name of it?
I saved that many Cosmos seeds from the veggie patch last year, the kids and I have scattered them all over the place and this lot here are looking very healthy indeed amongst the Roses and Iris at the back door. My saving seed efforts have paid off. Ive even had success with the Basil seeds.