I had just picked a vase of flowers to grace the brunch table and celebrate C’s Dad visiting, when a friend dropped by returning my rose pruning gauntlets and bringing a stem of Rose ‘Compassion’.
Compassion is sweetly scented but Narcissus ‘Grand Monarch’, flowering so early, is really an amazing scent, even perfuming the air at our outside brunch table.
My sweet little pink chrysanthemums, a cutting from a friend last year, are big bushes now, sprawling into bloom with thousands of small flowers.
We are eating the last watermelons from the greenhouse, and the first Winesap and Ladyfingers apples from the trees along the drive. The Feijoas are loaded with huge fruits with a new crop on the ground each morning.
Dahlia ‘Profundo’ is still flowering and is one of my favourites in the garden.
We are harvesting Kumara (sweet potato) this weekend and enjoying sweet potato greens stir fried with Chokos (chayote), having pulled down the choko vine which covered the small shed so we can build a generator shed in its place.
Head over to Rambling in the Garden where Cathy has beautiful ‘blue’ tulips this week.