Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Infilling the garden

My brother's place nearby has been sold, along with the neighbouring duplex, to make way for an infill development-where they squeeze more dwellings on the block by a strata development. He had a lovely garden there, but it is all going to be cleared. We were invited to pick up some plants -and now we are 'infilling' our garden with more productive plants.

This is a Goji berry , which we have re-potted and put on the north side of the house but with some shade. Apparently the berries are very high in antioxidants.

This is known as Maqui berry which is supposed to bear well after it is established.

This is a blueberry -with some fruit on now -but they don't last long! 

Very happy to have been given such a healthy sage plant - I didn't have one of these.

There were ornamental plants as well -we have planted some of them outside DD's window, where the new shade pergola makes a lovely environment.

There are some clivea here along with a Philodendrom Xanadu and some 'suncatchers" in lime green and purple.

Our new neighbour pulled out some ivy (no great loss) and a palm tree from the other side of our patio fence. It is all a bit bare -and that ugly fence! YUK! We have hung some new-to-us hanging baskets to take the eye away. DH has an idea of making a trellis in front of the fence to hide it. We can grow things on the fence -like the star jasmine on the right.

Other plants are coming into fruit - passionfruit as big as lemons -just waiting for them to change colour. 

Cucumbers in a wicking bed. 

Lemon boy tomatoes. I haven't had a great crop of tomatoes, despite having about 12 plants of different varieties and in different locations. Still hoping they will come good! 

It has been good to have these things to distract me, because my 96 year old Aunty died this week. It was a blessing for her -quality of life had deteriorated but her mind had not. We have been busy with arrangements, as you do: clearing out the contents of her nursing home room,  taking things to the op shop, arranging the funeral. That will be on Friday. Then I am back to work next Tuesday. 

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