That gazania ..! – words almost fail

Remember this post ? – of course you don’t. Never mind, it don’t matter. The point is, once you’ve read the words and checked that rather pitiful little plant, I want you to consider what’s below:

It’s done exactly what I hoped it would ! – what a little ripper !  Of course, the little daisy next to it can’t be ignored, seeing as how it didn’t even exist at the time of the top photo – good little plant. As for the lavender – who knows ? I have no idea when it’ll bloom again; and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it does.

I was intending to transplant the white gaura – that’s growing in a four-legged plant-stand M made for me, years back – out to the front, now that one of the gardening volunteers has hacked away most of the bloody mirror bush.

But apparently I can’t, as gauras have a very long tap-root .. still and all, this one’s can’t be all that long, can it ? – or else it must go sideways .. Amazing how many things I can plant in the wrong place – like my little correa dusky bells, killed off by one of our intensely hot (read: over 40C) days. Did I write about that already ? – that I consulted Dr Google after the event, only to find that it’s meant to be grown in the shade. [embarrassed emoji]

I shouldn’t do anything at all at this time of year, anyway: I think real summer might be finally setting in – together with humidity. Ack ! – I can stand the heat, but I LOATHE the humidity.

Here’s hoping the little garden can cope.

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12 thoughts on “That gazania ..! – words almost fail”

      1. Good grief ! – I can’t even imagine that kind of cold. Here at the bottom of Downunder we’re finally hitting summer – not that it give me great joy .. When do you expect the temperature to go up ?


  1. I really do understand the excitement you felt when your gazania performed! You’ve been patient and now you’re rewarded. I have some transplanted plumeria I’m hoping have “made it.” I have a lot of success in the garden, but at the same time, many disappointments. We just keep at it, don’t we! :-)

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  2. That’s it ! – trial, error, trial, success .. all part of the joy of gardening. My garden areas combined are so small you’d think I’d be onto every faintly troublesome-looking thing; but no, the trouble happens before I notice.
    Never mind: it’s all good ! :D


  3. Thank you for sharing your garden with us! Funnily I’ve just finished repotting my plants and spent a long time deliberating if I should get a miniature pear shrub/tree for my balcony, so this is a very relevant topic today :)


    1. I had a terrific for plants balcony when I lived in Sydney, and it gave me wonderful support and help when I was in a very bad way. The super thing about plants on balconies is their ability to be moved about in trialling sun angle, etc. But the slightly less super thing is the very real need to keep feeding ’em (as well as watering, I mean) and the differences in their appetites ! :D

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  4. I’m with you, M-R, I can stand the heat but not the humidity. I don’t like -20! Not at all!

    Your gazania is just beautiful. I do like them too. I like gaura also, but they can take over, so maybe contained in a pot is a better place for it. I think it looks lovely where it is.

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    1. I might move the whole planter out to the front, Sue, now that there’s room. It’s kind of wasted in the side yard. Mind you, all its blossoms have fallen already: not a long bloomer, the gaura.


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