The grass is green again, instead of brown.
Flowers are blooming.
Would it sound ungrateful if I said, everything is growing a little too well at the moment. We seem to no sooner mow and the grass needs mowing again. At this time of year the garden can quickly become unruly without regular attention. Those two bins are my weeding bins. I can fill them over and over and still find more weeds at the moment.
Can you see the trailer in the background? John took 3 trailer loads to the dump last weekend - mainly weeds, lawn clippings and palm fronds. Actually the bulk of it was palm fronds. At this time of year the palms are producing new fronds and discarding their old ones. We have a LOT of palms so it's a constant job collecting the dead ones. They don't compost well so we take them to the dump where they turn green waste into garden mulch to sell.
John is adamant that our next garden will not have palms, but I may sneak in a couple.
I've taken 6 large cuttings from these frangipanis (Plumeria obtusa) and another six from our Plumeria pudica. I can see them in the new garden. Both are evergreen varieties.
The greenhouse is starting to fill with cuttings. I've added some Dracaena reflexa (Song of India), about a dozen pots of Philodendron xanadu and some of the thinner leafed cordylines (Cordyline marginata I think) Maybe someone can correct me. This is it below.
I don't know how much gardening area I will have to play yet. We still haven't decided on a house to build. Pretty typical of me to think more about the garden than the house.