Canna Lilies

I tried to grow Canna Lilies once and gave up. They might have been too dry. Last year I planted them in a spot where I couldn’t forget that they existed. They got plenty of water and did very well. I took seed and am growing some more in my glass house. This orange flower with the striking leaves is my favorite this week.

The flower is also very bright and eye catching.

I also have some red ones flowering at the moment. Perhaps I should have separated them. They may be growing too close together. The bronze leaves below are the orange variety. My grape is benefitting from the extra care the Cannas are getting.

Time to prune

It’s a little late, but better late than never.

Usually, I’ve been at work when this job is done. This year, I was able to help. As well as the grapes, we had to prune back some of the trees. The vines are aging but still produce grapes. Maybe this year, we will be able to make some wine.

The last cane ready to go
The wattles needed to be well pruned back

Burning some of the rubbish
Rows of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Add water and wait.