My mid-summer garden: Circa January 2019.

20190113_100058
In my garden: Cucumber vine (early stages of fruiting)

 

My garden has breathed a sigh of relief, following some impressive afternoon thunderstorms, so typical of Johannesburg at this time of the year. Many a seedling wilted and died last month, after weeks of unrelenting, frustratingly rain-less heat which rendered even the toughest of our garden plants (aloes and crassulas) gasping for relief. January 2019 has offered some rainy respite, bringing with it a sense of fresh renewal and the garden has responded accordingly. Not that we haven’t had some failures: seeds lovingly planted have mysteriously not produced (I have learnt to accept that this sometimes is just so), seedlings have shriveled and expired in the heat, and our lovely lettuce was set upon by some bug or worm with a very large appetite. In this case I have been determined not to use chemical insect repellents, and thankfully our preferred organic alternatives are slowly making an impact.

Please enjoy the pictures to follow. Each one snapped by me earlier today:

 

 

20190113_132008
Borlotti Beans

 

 

20190113_100250
Perfectly ripe red apple

 

20190113_093404
Comfrey, red Salvia and Origanum

 

20190113_094359
Tree stump and Bulbanella

 

 

20190113_093154-1
Agapanthus and bee, with white Alysum in background

 

 

20190113_094124
Cycad (new growth in centre) with pond in background

 

 

 

20190113_100543
Vietnamese Coriander: pungent and delicious

 

20190113_093547
Our garden angel, with Rose Quartz. Pond reeds in background

 

 

 

♥♥♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “My mid-summer garden: Circa January 2019.

  1. amanda 2019-01-13 / 6:19 pm

    And thank you for visiting 🙂 Yes …the cycles of nature, all part of life’s rich tapestry

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s