Belladonna Bess

An edible garden in Wellington, NZ

Gardening weather October 13, 2012

Filed under: Garden — belladonnabess @ 5:50 pm

After a couple of vile days, the weather cleared enough this afternoon to do a little gardening.

Planting: shallots, garlic, California red onions (yes, I know I’m rather late with all this), white foxgloves, hellebores and a Pimelea.

Clearing: weeding is too mild a term for what I’ve been doing.

Discovering: I still have an oregano plant, a surprisingly large pizza thyme and some strawberries on my overgrown weedy bank between the two grapevines.

Transplanting: I finally found a spot for my very robust orange day lily. It’s been by the path near the front door for as long as I’ve had this house, and it’s thrived on the neglect. But not even I think that orange day lilies and salmon-pink roses make a good colour combination. Since I can’t move the vicarious rose, I found a new home for the day lily on a sunny and dry bank. It looks like the perfect spot to me.

Anticipating: the potatoes growing out of one of my compost bins look so healthy, I’m thinking I’ve got a good chance of new potatoes for Christmas.


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