The plant is doing so well I felt I could pick some without spoiling the display.
I put them in my Hogland glass vase on the bench and every time I go near I plunge my nose into them. The smell doesn't seem to get inhaled away luckily.
I have other carnations and pinks and even sweet William but none smell as good.( maybe Otaki Pink does ? )
This Sweet William is nearly as dark in colour.
Yesterday afternoon I weeded this , my Herb garden which is flourishing. The netting is over the 2nd sowing of snap peas.
I also weeded this my part of the vege patch.
Particularly the small Spring onions at the far end.
Then I mowed all the lawns so I could take a photo like this.
I love the lawn freshly mown.
A few other garden spots are looking good.
Pale pink tritonia growing up through Astelia Nervosa Westland. They both like it dry. The nearby Rimu tree sucks all the moisture out of the soil here.
The Hostas are all up. This is the biggest leaf one.( not my favourite but certainly big )
The 1st yellow gerbras.
Lots of red alstromeria.
Several patches of purple irises.
A miniature lemon rhododendron that has maroon leaves.
So far the only bug ( pest ) I can spot anywhere in the garden is spittle bug which doesn't really cause any harm it just looks yukky, if you look really closely. ( I hope the bugs stay away, especially the passionvine hoppers and the bronze beetle which usually eats young growth like these roses.)
I love my garden when it looks and smells pleasant.