But now, I'm out there every spare moment I can get ... outside working hours of course! It's not like I'm rushing home from work ... no that's definitely NOT my car you can hear screeching out of the staff carpark maybe a little earlier than I should. Ok, so it is, but you would too if you had glorious Winter's weather exactly like you see highlighted in the photo below. This is Winter in my part of the world!
With Autumn being a bit of a write-off this year ... I've only just now finished potting my many, many containers for my Courtyard Garden. It's taken the better part of three weeks to complete ... using whatever spare time I could. This has been an absolute joy for me, as I love the colourful display that lasts out there well into our horrible Summer!
I only started the potted plant project last year. My pots are not fancy, not all that chic or sophisticated ... just a mixture of cheap clay pots and plastic pots from those discount warehouses, but they do. So this year I have pots of petunias, pansies, violas, zinnias, gomphrena, bracteantha, nasturtiums, erigeron, gazanias, verbenas, dahlias, torenias, pelargoniums, cockscomb and snapdragons sitting out in the courtyard waiting to bloom. I've had to track the patches of direct sun during the day and position the pots carefully to take advantage of the lower angle of the sun's rays. So here's the Courtyard Potted Garden ready to go for our wonderful Winter/Spring/early Summer.