Garden Update

I mentioned to Norma over at Garden to Wok who does a weekly round-up of what she has harvested from her garden every Monday that I had recently spent the day in the garden tiding things, well more like ripping everything out and replanting selectively.  I promised to take a couple of photos to share what the garden looks like now before winter really settles in.

The bed below the dining room window was a mix and match of oddments, it is now dedicated to these lovely succulent roses.

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Relaxing in the dappled shade from the fig tree branches

The aloe and succulents outside the front lounge window were getting very crowded and overgrown so much so the stones were all hidden.  Majority have been removed with a few of the bigger ones now evenly spaced.

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Finally room to breathe

The clivia’s have all been moved to a mostly shady spot where they can thrive and hopefully flower.

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Wonder what colour flowers they will produce…

These thing-a-ma-jigs (have no idea what they are called) have been planted as ground cover and will hopefully soon be filling in all the open spots of soil.  They also produce the most beautiful yellow flowers on long stems.

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Having a chat with the air plant

Our lemon tree which we had to hack a while back is thriving again and is enjoying not being crowded by the roses any more.

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Being guarded by two succulents with thing-a-ma-jigs ground cover for company

Clearly not all air plants need to be up in the air – ours slid down its wooden host and has settled nicely on the ground next to our garage.

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Nice view up the driveway from the ground

A few odd bowls next to the front door.  Think they need a bit more attention than they received.

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At least they are colour coded

This poor little birds eye chilli was dug up and transplanted into this pot.  Seems he wasn’t very happy about the move.  Hope he perks up soon.

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CPR may be necessary

By the time I got to the back garden, I was exhausted so the ferns still require a little attention as you can see by all the brown leaves.

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The wheelbarrow nursery also requires much needed attention.

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A touch rusty but still very useful

How are things in your garden?

Pete and I are away for a few days.  I will moderate your lovely comments on our return and catch up with your posts. 


52 thoughts on “Garden Update

  1. Beautiful Captures 🙂 Things are growing in our garden – the tomato and pepper plants have probably grown at least 2 inches if not 4 inches since being planted – now just need to produce. Happy Gardening!

  2. I can’t wait to see your flowers, Mandy.
    Love your gardens & the wheelbarrow has much character!
    I’ll get photos of mine to share. I don’t have much of a green thumb, but
    I’ll send photos of cat in garden. Show me more of your fur kids.
    LOVE! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Oh yes, yes, yes, share pics of your garden – I can’t wait to see them! I have been trying for the longest time to capture my furries but alas, they are not being very co-operative, little buggers. Have a beautiful love filled day dear Kim, hugs across the oceans to you. 🙂 xoxoxo

  3. You have such a beautiful and neat garden but I’m tired thinking of all the work you’ve put into it. I love it all but my favorite is your wheelbarrow. That is so cool! At least this weekend I was able to get outside and drop a few packets of carnation and sweet William seeds in my front flower bed. Now let’s see what happens.

    • You are very kind Diane, thank you! Yay, I am so pleased you were able to get out a little this weekend. I bet by the time the carnations and Sweet William are ready to be picked you will be up and at them 100%. Have a beautiful day. 🙂 xo

  4. I hope you’re having a lovely time away. Your rose succulents look fantastic. Shame about the bird’s eye chilli – what will be the state of him on your return! Your garden looks like it’s doing really well xx

  5. Hello Mandy, thanks for the mention.
    Beautiful garden beds, love your succulent roses wish I could have a bed like that but it is too cold where I am.
    You sure accomplished a lot in such a short period of time, no wonder you were exhausted. Yes, gardening requires a great deal of stamina,

    • Hi Norma, what a pity you can’t grow succulent roses. I shall have to enjoy them for you each time I am in the garden. I hope I can keep the up with the stamina for a while to come yet. Have a super day. 🙂 xo

  6. Your plants and garden look beautiful Mandy. It looks like such a welcoming home. I love what you’ve done with all the pots and bowls as well. The wheel barrow filled with pots is particularly lovely.

  7. Haha! You made me LOL with your thorough knowledge of plant names. That’s totes me in my garden, actually, its moms garden, I am the worst gardener ever. It’s really cooling down here in the Berra, so the garden is on hold except for a couple of herbs and my weird little ‘air plant’. Looks like you had a mighty fine time soaking up the glorious sunshine. 🙂 Happy adventuring with Pete too, looking forward to hearing all about it. Hugs across oceans, wishing you a cheery Thursday and a wonderful fun filled weekend sweet lady. xx

    • You are such a sweetiepie Anna, thank you for your love filled words! Have a beautiful day and hope its not too cold, the temperatures have plummeted here – brr!!! 🙂 xo

  8. You’ve got quite a number of nice plants! It always feels so fresh to have a garden at home. It gives a really cosy feeling when you go home with greens in sight.

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  9. Great pictures, I love that your garden is so full of succulents. I’ve just been crawling through the flowerbeds pulling up the weeds. This time of year here we have mainly roses blooming, but the rabbits have had a really good chew of them and I’m sure I’ll loose a few. GG

    • Thank you for your very kind words GG. I hope our rose bushes are going to survive the move. I never knew rabbits ate rose bushes – never too old to learn. Have a super weekend. 🙂 xo

  10. Beautiful – I wonder if succulent roses would grow here in Dubai. You have other similar plants. Your garden looks much neater than mine – gorgeous.

    • Thank you so much Sally. I am sure a succulent rose would grow in Dubai – they really need zero attention and grow in the most inhospitable places – what a pity I can’t post one your way. Have a beautiful week ahead. 🙂 xo

    • Thanks so much Claire! I am wanting to incorporate some lavender but not sure where yet. I could have sent you all the succulents I never put back in. 🙂 Have a wonderful day. 🙂 xo

    • Good to know mine aren’t the only plants who are babies about being moved. So far, everything seems to be settling nicely, thankfully. I bet your green thumb will have everything thriving in no time at all. Have a lovely day Karen. 🙂 xo

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