Monday, October 23, 2006




The big rain is here and has been relentless today. From temperatures up in the low 30sC ten days ago, we down to the low 20s. I saw Gonzalo spraying his potatoes after the last rain and subsequent hot sun and before you could "Jack Robinson" he'd leapt over the fence and did mine. I casually asked what he was doing you see and, apparently, he was guarding against potato blight caused by the humidity. The plants have quadrupled their size and I just hope the heavy rain today doesn't rot them.

The gravel garden was under water today - haven't seen this for the last two years. The soil in the orchard is like porridge: a short walk down there results in another 2" layer on my rubber gardening shoes, plus another inch of gravel as I walk across into the house!

A big bonus though: the pergola bourganvillea is blossoming for the first time and the pelogoniums have a second lease of life.

A friend has sent me some ornamental poppy seeds and I have some wild flower mix too, so as soon as we have a dry spell and can rotivate, these will be broadcast at the bottom of the garden.
Here are the mother poppies - well, they were, but they're at the top of the page now! Does anyone know the best time for seeds in this corner of Andalucia?

D. is busy with a cube pot but I'm not going to chance uploading the pic now only to have it stuck somewhere inappropriate, so will do through Picasa.

5 comments:

Naturegirl said...

Well Hello all the way from Canada.I came by way of Becky! Lovely garden photos and your mosaics! True art! I would love to see the mosaic on your table..appears to be a black and yellow butterfly!!...my favorite visitor to my garden. Come by and vivist nature-trail.. I post my passions as I see them behind the lens of a camera.Tara at Paris Parfait is visitng Spain and posting photos along the way. I have her link on my site.

ladyluz said...

Hi NG - so glad you like the garden and art. Take a look at the July archive and there are pictures of the butterfly table, which had been modified as D was not happy with the original design.

Naturegirl said...

I am back and I did go into your July posting and saw the ....
{{{BUTTERFLY tables}}}I am speechless!
You are so gifted and creative!! I must add you to my list of links so I can frequent your site easily!! I trust you approve!NG

Anonymous said...

Luz, plese email me if you still would like the gardening book sent to you.
myserenitygarden at yahoo dot com
~becky

MamaDuck said...

Just stole your poppy pic. To die for.