I love all colours but I am not the type of gardener who would structure a garden to have it 'colour coordinated'. Mostly I like to see trees (the most important thing in my 'kind of' garden, and colours pooping up amongst the tree, everywhere, all types, all shades. And I like to bring flowers into the house too, something I am doing more and more now, since it is raining a bit too much these days and I cannot enjoy the flowers outdoors like I normally would.
The palette is very rich this month, lots of yellow, orange and whites.....
... but also lots or pinks and reds!
And in the veggie garden? Not much now, but I do have a couple of cabbages :-). Actually, I prefer broccoli and cavolo nero, but cabbages are so pretty to look at that I have to plant just a few every year, and now there is so little choice that we eat them gladly. Then I have carrots, lots of carrots!! Did I tell you that I eat the leaves also? The broad beans have flowers... still! Can anyone tell me how long does it takes for these flowers to become beans???? And a few leeks, but some are covered by mint, I need to free them or they will be strangled! And if you wonder about that newspaper... well, it keeps the weeds down, the snails away, and the worms warm :-).
|Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©|
Finally, this month I have an article on Metro Magazine about living in Oratia, as part of a special feature about living in Auckland. If you also live in Auckland and have read the feature please let me know what you think :-).
Have a good week