There was a really lovely community garden that I spied while travelling around. It was some quirky art work that drew my attention, but I was amazed by the variety of plants were quietly growing. I had the impression that school kids might have been involved. I was delighted to spot some petunias growing there, in the middle of winter.
were grown from tiny cuttings. They struggled to survive the summer, even though they were watered well. While in my very damp glasshouse they thrived, but they didn’t like being moved out. They’re starting to look a little happier now. And so they should.. mid winter.
I love the smell of Lantana. I also love the flowers. In Australia it’s widely regarded as a nasty invasive weed. No wonder. Mine has just exploded with growth. It’s huge. I have only one plant and it hasn’t spread to anywhere nearby. I Prune it savagely to keep it under control. It’s well away from livestock. Apparently its poisonous. How can something so beautiful, have so many negative aspects?