Well who'd have thought that 2018 was nearly done and dusted - whoosh. The quickest year to have flown by ever ..... I know right!
As you all know, our garden is in no fit state to be planted up this spring and we are right in the middle of tearing out old trees and unkempt undergrowth. We plan to have a much lovelier state of affairs by next spring.
However I do miss having at least some plants happening around the place, so I planted up some bits and bobs in pots that we had handy. Doing this reminded me that planting food is possible anywhere you have some sunshine and water .... even in a high rise apartment.
I have been surprised at how hardy and tolerant some plants are, as you will see in the following pictures. Said pictures are a mixture of some pot gardening and Christmas themes happening here amongst the persistent disorganisation at the Home Maker's place.
|A lovely Christmas cameo light that casts a soft glow|
in the sitting room at night
|Mint and Sage growing in a pot outside the kitchen window|
|Two tomato bushes and a little pepper bush in between.|
All are a little leggy as they are not in full sun.
|The Hydrangea that grew from a dead stick.|
I planted the stick just to see-what-would-happen!
|The beautiful porcelain Royal Doulton Christmas Bauble|
|We purchased this incense brazier from the markets.|
It has a coil of incense and catches all the ash inside the brazier..
The coil burns for 24 hours.
|Sage and Dill growing in a pot under the kitchen window.|
|These are the pinched off tomato laterals that I have replanted|
purely as an experiment. If it works (as promised) then this
is a super frugal way to get endless new tomato plants
for the whole season.
|Wild mint springing up everywhere. I love self sown plants|
as they tell a tale of resilience and opportunity.
|Plain wrapped Christmas presents|
|Do you still hear the ringing of the bell - or are you|
too old to believe? Ha ha!
|Some generous colleagues at work bought me some very|
nice red - 2010 Shiraz. Yum.
|Another dead stick planted to see what would happen.|
Daisy bush - hardy much.
|I love my Aloe Vera. Wonderful for burns and summer|
|All these daisy bushes are transplanted. They sulked for a month|
and I thought we would lose them but now they have
greened up and looking much more hopeful.
|A lovely porcelain bauble. Much nicer than plastic.|
Take care and stay nice.