Sunday, May 31, 2009

Got to get ourselves back to the garden

Proverbial Spanish wisdom is that 'more grows in the garden than the gardener sows'. 

As the head of the seeds and weeds department on our Finca I have returned from an enforced absence accompanied by the recently retired Carol, who deals with the identified weeds and all the heavier and rougher work with relish. Our first week's work is beginning to show results and we are claiming back the garden from nature's grasp. Carol's war on the freely spreading Fenel is being won. 

Winter has seen the demise of  our young Mimmosa tree. The bougainvilla has died back to almost ground level but is producing new shoots. Everything else seems to be prospering.


  1. Hmm, we've got fennel, and don't really want it! Good luck with it.

  2. Thank you for answering my question, and for adding yourselves as followers of my blog. I am surprised my plant is an oleander as it is quite different from the two just beyond my back fence, which are tall, and both have variegated leaves and bright pink, double flowers. This one is a small woody shrub, only about a meter high, with small 'dry' leaves, and a lot of very pretty peach coloured flowers with a decorative centre. (See my blog 21st May). Of course its growth may well be stunted because it is in a tub. It may be another one to repot next autumn though I understand all parts of it are poisonous so it must be handled with care. There was no sign of poisonous sap in the branches when I snapped one to look. Anyway, I am glad it is another one that now has a name. Thank you again. Kate

  3. Like your mediterranean garden. It looks awesome. Keep it up the good work.

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