My garden is really progressing nicely. There has been lots of changes since the beginning of development, almost one year! Ofcourse I want everything to grow faster and be more lush and my soil to be less sandy and more nutrient rich… but oh well, it is all a work in progress! And so far so good!
I invested in a hydrangea from Bunnings recently, a risky move for the start of a Perth summer. But they looked SO pretty, I could not resist. They will be like babies needing suckling I dare say, but I am onto it, watering daily, sometimes twice daily. I love the sound of watering, I love the nurturing of my plants. I am a waterer, a feeder, a nurturer. It’s in my European roots. Are you hungry? You must eat!
I am also way more into roses too. I have so much respect for this delightful little plant, always producing flowers and staying green, enduring our full intense scorching sun, it really is impressive.
Don’t mind my water heater! But how pretty is this little rose? Since I bought it, it has been always blooming. Always producing beauty, now that is my kind of plant.
As you can see I like a lot of colour. I have this terrific climber with red flowers, I like to call ‘Red riding hood’, it is performing very well and has wound its way up both banisters under my verandah. The begonia in centre of the second photo, is also producing very well, I recently attempted to plant another one from a cutting, and so far so good. Begonia’s appear to be very good growers, and easily multiply, even better. Do you like how I made the lemon tree feel included?
I buy plants weekly, it is my biggest weakness right now in spending money. And when I think about it, besides food, it is all I spend my money on, which is pretty good really!
I bought three bags of mulch the other day, a new frangipani, a geisha girl and a new white flowered creeper, and some double petunias. Already all in the ground, they look fab!! I really was wanting more height in the far garden bed. Now everything just needs to grow!! Come on! (Think Leighton Hewitt tennis player, that’s me in the garden willing growth from my trees…) This sentiment could bite me in the arse in time to come, when my garden turns into a forest!
My Estonian cornflower is also flowering well still. A hardy little flower I am happy to still have it going well in the garden. It is starting to look a little stringy though, so it may be time soon to replace it. We will see. What to replace it with is my next question?! How exciting! I get to go back to Bunnings!
I want to show you some before and after photos. You will be amazed at the difference. This is what my back yard used to look like!
And now this is what I have created! What a change eh?? It is only going to get better too. I am looking forward to seeing more changes in my garden in time to come.
Perhaps I should go into Garden landscaping? If you would like me to help you in your garden and you live in Perth, please contact me through my blog!
What flowers can you recommend I plant next?