These little viola plants are happily flowering away, despite the cold(for us) weather. It’s lovely to walk out into the yard and see their charming faces in the garden….and they have a beautiful perfume; like violets, of course.
I’ve had to take preventative measures to stop the local possum family from marauding through my little garden and snacking on everything, including flowers…they loved the violas! So the garden is now covered with a large tent like sheet of bird mesh, supported by a small tough willing bush in the centre. It seems to have worked. Now the garden has a very strange appearance, like some ghostly apparition in the evening light, but at least I can pick salad items and not be disappointed. We love our native wildlife but sometimes it can be really annoying!
My little garden is showing some progress, even though the weather is cool. The flowers and herbs are enjoying it even if growth is a lot slower. I’ve had to protect the parsley and lettuce with pot covers at night due to some sort of marauder; not exactly sure what it is! But this strategy has worked fairly well. So it’s all progressing along nicely and I’m picking lettuce leaves, rocket, basil and parsley to use in cooking so I’m very happy with that. The marigolds, violas and pansies seem happy and healthy and are flowering brightly. Getting a lot of joy from this small garden, and working simply and quietly in it. Here’s a few pics, including one weird photo of the pots covering plants before evening sets in.