A dark, cloudy sky overlooking a golden grassed paddock.

This month has felt like a bit mixed up. A fortnight ago it was almost 40 degrees, this weekend just gone was cool and grey with the occasional shower of rain. I’ve been doing autumn jobs in the garden, like deadheading and pruning, but many of our plants are still growing new flowers, awash with colour like midsummer. Really, I shouldn’t be surprised- we are in that transeasonal period. But for some reason it feels particularly jarring this year…

After our little jaunt to Victoria at the end of February, this month has been relatively quiet for outings. The weeks have slipped by with the familiar routines works, household jobs and downtime at home. As mentioned though, the garden has been a big focus.

Pennisetum flower blooms.

Adam and I have been discussing our next lot of plantings to help fill in some of the gaps in our beds. We plan on making another trip to one of our favourite local nurseries next weekend during its annual autumn open day. The plants we purchased from the team at LPP in the spring have done exceptionally well and have been some of our most prolific growers over the last few months. We’ve also gone through our abundant collection of seeds, and started the process of sowing, with the hope that in six or so weeks, we’ll have some seedlings to plant out too. We’ve got a big bag of jonquil bulbs to disperse around the garden – Adam has vivid memories of seeing them growing wildly in England, whilst I’ve long adored their heady scent. And we’ve also removed some plants that just didn’t survive the summer. Their demise, I suspect, is strongly linked to poor placement (too much sun), but that’s gardening isn’t it? Lots of trial and error.

Compost pellets in a seed raising tray.
Open magazine showing a grassed path surrounding by full flower beds.

Our vision for our garden is continuing to evolve, but densely packed beds, full of perennial grasses and flowering plants remains our aim. I’m constantly scouting magazines and Instagram looking for inspiration and to learn about plants I’ve not ever encountered before. It’s been such a joy watching our garden establish over these last few months and I’m really looking forward to spending more time outside, digging in the dirt, now that (hopefully!) the last of hot days are over.

Have a wonderful few weeks. I’ll catch you next month.

M. x

2 thoughts on “March

    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by 😊. So far, I’ve had great success with salvias, Russian sage, catmint, miscanthus, pennistenum, chrysanthemums and alliums. Looking forward to finding more species that do well with the extreme temperatures my part of Australia experiences.


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