- A Gardener of Disrepair
- Taupaki, New Zealand
|3 Jan '16 10:03 am|
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that 2016 sees you well and enjoying your gardens!
I am currently at our family bach in Coromandel. It has been muggy, chill, blistering, gale force, torrential, drizzly, sunsetty, and mosquito-ish. Often all in one day. It is lovely to be with family, and to relax away from home for a few days.
I am also enjoying not being confronted by my own garden (and all the things within it that are screaming for my attention) whenever I open the door. I am instead being serenaded by native bird song, amid the greens and browns of New Zealand's native forest and bushlands. The ferns fronds hang heavy with rain drops, framing the ocean view perfectly. So very refeshing.
But of course I cannot be away long, before my mind wanders back to my garden and all I wish to change/improve in the year to come.
I have an update on the Tintinara rose. The so-very-pink rose that I purchased on a whim. I am unconvinced it will be staying in this most gentle of coloured garden beds! I left the plant with a couple of dozen tight buds on it. It will be interesting to see what it looks like when I return tomorrow.