"Plant fashion may be slower to wax and wane than clothes on a catwalk but it exists certainly and I intend to ignore it." Christine McCabe " A garden in the Hills'
Ignorance is bliss, so they say and I ignore plant fashion too. Do you? I do find plant fashion does at times make the plants I am looking for harder to find at plant nurseries.
The weather is now warm to hot. I am not gardening during the middle of the day. Instead I and the midges are in the garden together in the mornings and afternoons.
Last month I planted out one mauve and one red pigface (Mesembryanthemum), a pink crepe myrtle tree, some white salvia seedlings, a red hippeastrum, a variegated brunfelsia, a pink geranium, white assylum seedlings and a wisteria vine. I transplanted a cherry tomato seedling, and divided and replanted some agapanthus and silver leafed yellow flowering gazania.
During one of the rain storms we had during September I had three King Parrots decide to shelter from the rain under our patio. One male and two females. It was a lovely visit.
I am waiting for the citrus to finish flowering and then I need to start feeding them every six weeks with pelletised manure.
If I can manage it I will also sprinkle some blood and bone over the lawn areas and water in well.
What are your plans for the garden this month?