and a dry one at that,
Many of our plants are looking worse for wear
due to the dry start 2019 has brought us.
Our new cone-shaped Hydrangea
which looked like this a few months ago…
has changed colours…
and is providing a small splash of colour.
Agapanthus are over and done.
The Japanese Maples have also succumbed
and are nowhere near as happy as they are in this shot.
This one was blown over, pot and all,
during equinoxial gales a few days ago.
Roots protruding from the pot were broken
and it is really sad.
Just hope we can keep it going in a new pot
once it has shed leaves.
Remember the song lyrics….
“See the tree, how big it’s grown
But friend it hasn’t been too long
It wasn’t big
I laughed at her and she got mad,
The first day that she planted it
Was just a twig….”
Those few lines sum up this Japanese Maple.
It was a twig, which MGW nursed all the way
to a four foot potted plant.
Late March 2017, we had received some rain
and had high hopes that the newly installed turf
would send runners out and green up our back yard.
This year parts of our turf are suffering
and the runners have withered in the heat.
The only good thing about it is that
many others are in the same boat.
I had some serious thoughts about what to include
and what not to include in my FOTD post.
We were told that all was real except for the pumpkins.
It wasn’t expressly stated…
whether these pumpkins were real
or if it was movie pumpkins
which were not real.
There were two reason why I opted
to include the above photos today.
First it gives you an idea of how
the set looks today. And second,
I believe those are cauliflowers,
or perhaps cabbages,
behind the wheel barrow.
Finally, a look at what is to come.
Not many flowers but enough
to brighten the Hobbits’ front gardens.
And maybe to entice you to visit
and the Hobbiton Movie Set.
What does intrigue me is the number of photos like this one,
which are posted like this, or…