Its only 4 days now till everyone starts there holidays here and work can get on in the garden. At the weekend hubby and I where supposed to be starting. Getting some preperation work done ahead of this. But sadly he wasn't feeling to well and after a visit to the docs yesterday he has 'Uvulitis', not pleasant, its where the Uvula (wiggly thing at the back of the throat), swells, greatly!!!!
I am not surprised, he is unwell as he has been working soooooooo hard, and when he works this hard then starts to slow or take holiday he usually is ill!
As it was such a lovely day I decided to get on with the work myself!! Always a dangerous option, as I tend to throw myself in with great gutso! and regret it later.
This is what needed clearing
in preperation for putting the new veg bed here!
You will be pleased and surprised to hear I did small barrow loads with bending mixed in with standing and stretching, and achieved this....
the large slab and concrete block thingy where I felt beyond the limits of my back so I have left them for others to lift! Quite pleased with this!! and only a little achy!!!
Then as I walked up the patio I spied this, my Camellia
I think I must have had this about 2 years now. My neighbour had one which I admired so I bought a little cheapy one, planted it in eracacious soil, watered only with rainwater, it has sat on my south facing patio, under the kitchen window against the wall with no protection what so ever!!!
I am thrilled.
The only problem is, it should have looked like this.........
should I complain??? Maybe but its is such a lovely colour!
A small package arrived from Jungle Seeds a favourite shop of mine, being they have the 'tropical' variety of seeds available!
I have only bought 4 this year as I am trying to get to the stage of 'permenant planting'!
So here we have
Impatiens Jungle Gold "Busy Lizzie", its an annual
pretty, isn't it?
This I grew last year
I know it says give it something to climb up, what nonsense, its a 'clinger' and covered easily 3 x 6ft by 6ft fence panels, such pretty flowers too...
The next two are the staple of any tropical garden, relatively easy to grow but give instant height and huge leaves in one season. A great filler.... which I will need as my bananas where decimated this year!!
Right, things to do, seeds to plant, finalise plans, food to buy etc etc
PS sorry about the spelling I forgot to check it before posting!!!!