The weather over the last few days has been so lovely, and timely given that we have now entered the six week countdown to the garden safari. Last week the seedlings that I was potting up kept getting blown away, so I have been relishing these calm sunny days. I'm trying not to think of the garden safari as a threatening deadline, but rather a great opportunity to get everything ready for the busy summer season.
My major accomplishment this week has been weeding/removing grass from the bank below the beehives, and planting about 30 new thyme plants (grown from seed last summer). I've also planted some anise hyssop there, which I seem to have also enthusiastically grown rather a lot of, and have mulched the bank and the neighbouring two avacado trees with well rotted hay and chook manure from their enclosure next door.
I'm trying not to look too wistfully at everything which is looking at it's best right now, and which won't be in six weeks time. This includes....
I do however have high hopes for the sweet peas, alstromerias, and the berry plants should be looking nice and lush.
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