What I’m Loving in the Garden now

White Cosmos in the circular front bed - much softer than the cornflowers
White Cosmos in the circular front bed – much softer than the cornflowers

It’s rewarding wandering through the garden. It’s just over a year since I first started planting, even though I’ve only been here permanently for two months. The garden is now starting to develop its own character.

My favourites for now are:

Physostegia (Obedient Plant) that I have in white, pink and lilac
Physostegia (Obedient Plant) in white, pink and lilac
Zillions of cherry tomatoes about to burst into colour
Zillions of cherry tomatoes about to burst into colour
Climbing purple King Beans
Climbing purple King Beans
Pink Yarrow - just beautiful and a lovely cut flower. I hope I can propagate this
Pink Yarrow – just beautiful and a lovely cut flower. I hope I can propagate this
Indigofera Australis - it flowers frequently and prolifically
Indigofera Australis – it flowers frequently and prolifically
My David Austen St Cecilia rose
Mystic Spires Salvia
Mystic Spires Salvia

There’s still heaps to do – the front still looks pretty bare. I know the trees I’ve planted are very young and because it hasn’t rained since Christmas means everything is incredibly dry, with the grass crisp underfoot and straw coloured. I think I need a little copse or woodland in the front. Once the horrible old privets come down, it will look even more bare.