Apple blossom, lavender and daisies
The happiness of life is made up
of minute fractions - the little,
soon-forgotten charities of a
kiss or a smile, a kind look or a
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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I have spent the morning gardening. I am covered in scatches and my back now aches!! But I am very pleased with what I got done - I have been digging up horrid mini bamboo that has gone feral in one of the beds. Later today I will go off to Bunnings (the hardware/gardening centre) and buy some bags of straw and organic soil to put back into the garden bed. Later this month I will start replanting the bed (as I have pulled almost everything out). I love purple flowers (as you can see below) so I plan to plant a Lilac Tree (which I always find very romantic) plus more lavender and daisies (that are also purple!).
My garden is current a mass of flowers (bees are very busy) and it looks beautiful (bias opinion) and smell gorgeous. The aim of my garden is to create a English Cottage garden that can cope with our hot dry summers and cold frosty winters. This is tough but I have finally got plants that can cope very well.
In case you are wondering why I refer to the garden as "my" garden - I am the gardening in the house - I have complete control over the front garden, whilst my husband potters in the back and side garden. He isn't into flowers etc.. (!) and likes the look of a "jungle". Nor does he have the time to dedicate to the front garden, something I really enjoy doing on a summers evening.