The winter seeds are planted, the garden raked, pots spruced up, house secured, cats and magpies fed and chores completed. Time to travel back to see family in Prague, Trieste and Rijeka. Please join me as we revisit some wonderful cities and beautiful gardens. Happy gardening!
The month of May is at a close and so too most of the trees in our garden have shed their autumnal foliage. In the house, the wood fire heater has been cranked up and we have braced ourselves for some wintry weather. Here at 700 metres altitude we sometimes get snow, certainly we experience ice and frost. However, the garden copes very well. This year autumn has been very dry with some trees going into distress. Now, the rains have come, and it always amazes me to see the first pop of camellia buds.
I am in the garden every day no matter the weather. Last weekend we set fire to some very large mounds of debris, accumulated throughout the summer. The Country Fire Association sets the fire season and we cannot light any outside fires, but once this is lifted, usually the end of April – this year it was the 3rd of May, we can begin to burn off. Our neighbours gather around, and we celebrate the arrival of cooler weather and banish the thought of bushfires from our minds – albeit until next summer.
We have a saying here on the Mount – “all summer we fear seeing smoke and all winter we create smoke” – smoky mountain indeed. Happy gardening everyone – no matter the season where you live.
A cool morning walk – even the horsies are rugged up! A very dry start to autumn.
Life is like a garden:
greener than others
or drier than some,
but no matter what the season –
always looking for the sun.
Be happy; be botanical.
Appreciating all the seasons of life🌷🌹🌲🌿
This weekend, take time to smell the roses or the coffee – be in nature.
Good morning! Hellebores always cheery!
A much needed cheery sunny day here on the mountain – perfect time to fill a vase or two.
Ready for the weekend: night air, a warm beverage and enveloping warmth….