Feast your eyes people.
Love and Greens.
I had been away from home so my garden and my blog had suffered, thankfully the rain did all the work.
So this morning I had been working, continuing from last night and just now I decided to stand up from staring at the laptop and wishing my Google sketch-up will stop been so slow and of course stretch my legs and what did I see…?
My Hydrangea had started flowering, Bless people.
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I basically started my gardening this year and it has been a topsy-turvy ride. Good today, bad tomorrow, worse the next.
I battled ants (the bigger the better), snails, and mosquitoes but with research I found a suitable solution for some of the pests like the one that plagued my Efirin.
I also found out planting lemon grass help to reduce the menace that are mosquitoes
I battled lack of growth in most of my herbs, lettuces, watermelons. The ones that started growing rotted or didn’t grow to its full sizeBut those that did well, did fantastically well My watermelons that just kept growing, taking up space and didn’t bring forth any fruits (I hail o!)
Most of my seeds my aunt sent to me didn’t do well, I blame the weather and probably lack of proper care from me and treatment of the soil.
In all, I’m grateful for the online support, from my blooming blog community, Cu_o and Sabirah ( still waiting on your guest post Sab)
While most of my readers are not in Nigeria as I really hoped for a more Nigerian centred audience its all good still and I’m still grateful for them.
It hasn’t been easy updating the blog regularly especially when most times I don’t have much to say.
Onto the new year, I usually do not bother making new year resolutions but this year I’m like whatever let’s do this!
So here is what I hope for the new year for my garden and of course the blog.
In no particular order really.
Here’s to a great, fabulous and GREEN 2014.
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I’ve been slacking with putting up posts mainly because its still the same old edible gardening I’ve been doing and most of my plants don’t fruit well, its just my cucumbers and tomatoes that have shown promise.
My watermelons just take up a lot of space and no watermelons
One of my Mum’s friends is buying moringa seedlings from me, I’m so excited about it so soon and very soon I’ll look into maybe getting really professional about this.
Meanwhile I’m loving my Hostas plant.
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Random interesting things I found on the inter webs this week.
1. In the process of choosing trees for your garden, it is important to know if they are natives or immigrant trees. It is important to know which will cater to the feeding of wildlife present in your vicinity. Read more here
2. Stumbled on a breathtaking garden that looks like something out of Disney’s storybook.
Innisfree garden was initially designed by Walter, an artist then later by Lester Collins, a landscape designer who used a mixture of Chinese, Japanese and modernist principles. Check out more pictures here
3. The life history of a man who was a great patron of historic landscapes and conservation. His works highlights the importance of administrative duties in landscaping, especially as he was a major driving force behind the £12m restoration if Chiswick house and its gardens in West London. Read more about him here
4. DIY window boxes
Living in an urban area? Dreaming of those amazing, eye catching window boxes? Why not make it a reality with this quick and easy DIY by Meredith. More pictures and directions here
On a final note, Christmas is almost here, I can already smell it first thing in the morning and late in the evening, though you can argue that I’m only smelling grass right before it rains, and what is with it still raining at this time of the year in Lagos?
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My title is so mushyy but I really need help.
So I’m planning ( I use planning so loosely here) a wedding sometime next year and the bride wants fresh flowers not those plastic ones that are so popular, especially here.
Anyway I need help choosing flowers because I’ll have to plant them myself and nurture them till then.
So I’ll need easy to survive in tropical climate, fast growing and pretty.
Please use the comments section and help me with names of plants I can cultivate thanks!!
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