I have plenty of posts planned. Turns out most of my photographs overseas were of gardens with a few monuments and other bits thrown in. I will post about my adventures in Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, the streets of Brighton, Hanging Baskets in Vienna, floralness in Budapest, Bratislava and beyond and more. But what better way to begin blogging with Garden Bloggers Blooms Day. It may be Mid-Winter back here in Australia but the balcony garden still has some flowery goodness to offer.
The Cornflowers are of course going very strong. Though notice some are changing colour. The first photo is of the black cornflower with two different coloured flowers on the same plant. This is not due to tricks of the light, this plant really is beginning to send out flowers in various shades of dark purple.
Alas much of the broccoli went to flower while I was away. I salvaged plenty and will show it in Monday's harvest post, but I just feel bad that housesitter E did not get to taste this magical stuff.
I did find a use for some of them - I added them to a rogue sunflower and they're currently in a vase inside. Lovely yellows and reds and oranges to brighten up my Winter house.
Hardy Geraniums penetrate the crisp air with their beautiful red petals.
The succulent is flowering, with reddish flowers that the aphids seem to love (how are they surviving Winter???)
Sunflowers still hanging in there. The whole plants look pretty wrecked but the flowers are wonderful.
Violas are winding their way up the snowpeas and broccoli. Some are a bit frost bitten but still there.
Snapdragons again looking radiant, and I am still not sure how they are still surviving.
What better way to begin blogging again. Sorry about the hiatus but I will be back and writing and exploring everyone elses blog from now on.