Sunday, 15 May 2011

Saturday is Garden Day and Impromptu Saturday


It seems we have (or rather I have) integrated well into the local culture here by doing gardening almost every Saturday.  It was another fine day, with plenty of sunshine and soft wind and according to news, it might rain in a day or two so hubby decided to give Mr. Lawn another trim.  

The grass has been growing really well so much so that this is his third trim already! It is looking really good, infact almost golf course grass-like that hub cannot resist placing a hole-18 placard next to our Rotary Dryer base just for the fun of it :-D


While hub mowed the lawn, I decided to take some pic of what progress had taken place in our lil garden.  Hub installed these few days ago to keep all the birds away unlike last year whereby the strawberries were protected by mere plastic net resulting in them all being nicked off.


It is time to start sowing summer flower seeds! 

The soil is now ready.  I have spent sometime digging all the spring tulips out, getting them sorted in boxes before fertilising this very soil one more time.  This year, we decided to bring easy to grow, wild flowers onto our flower patch.  Our summer flower of choice this year are

Wild Poppies ...


Wild Corn Flower ...

Not sure if it is how its called in English.  That is a direct translation from German :-D


Also, Aster and Wicke aka Sweet Pea :-D


On what´s going on in our garden currently ... here´s an update. 

MIL´s poppy ...

They are huge and commanding and are starting to come out.  Lovely as it is, these huge poppies are best kept this way instead of placing them in a vase because they don´t keep well there ...


Roses .. one of the five variety we have are coming out too.  I am looking forward for more to come ...


Tapas Chilli, also flowered but I reckon will take a while more before being able to harvest some to make sambal with :-P


Our gooseberry tree is doing really well again ...


We bought a small Peach Tree last year of about a feet tall hence not expecting any fruit to come out from this tree ... but look what I found!!! :-D


Our Herb Corner is doing really, really well .. infact, more than we can consume/handle :-D


My MIL´s ...


Also MIL´s ...


Another one from MIL ...


And another one ...


And another one ...

Do feel free to educate me on what they are called?! :-D


The bushes behind our garden has been growing so vigorously that hub decided to form an arch with both ends of the bush.  Haha.



































And here´s a shot of what MIL planted in one corner of our terrace.  Nice?

1 comment:

  1. That's a beautiful garden - love how the flowers are blooming already. :)

    Somehow there's nothing like putting in one's own effort to create a growing masterpiece like this. :)

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