sun is out, clear blue skies, temperature in the mid twenties – what would you do on such a day? head down to plant barn, get totally spoilt for choice – we decided to stick to our favourite colours blue, white and orange – the sea, the cloud and the sun – and found some hanging petunias, a blue hydrangea and a fiery orange kalanchoe. on top of that we dared to try our luck with a passionfruit, which will make a beautiful archway – hopefully! – a capsicum abundant with fruit already now and the inevitble tomato. some rosemary, thyme and sage make good company for our thriving little oak tree that the boys planted three years ago from an acorn. 3 bags of potting mix and we were good to go. back home we had to “de-pot” a couple of ugly palmtrees that didn’t look very healthy either, which was a bit of a problem as they had grown absolutely solid roots into their pots. with a roofer’s hammer we managed to get them out – not without breaking the pots though! sadly enough this work of destruction has not been documented photographically – but fix-all glued it all together again and now they are the new homes for our latest aquisitions. fortunately enough the landlord has the same sort of beautiful deep blue glazed pots we brought from germany. so it all looks just perfect!
all that done in the burning sun, everybody was ready to go down to the beach, thomas was even so adventurous not only to take the kayak for the first time this year, but also to have a dip in the still pretty cold ocean! good on him! (he was wearing a full swimming wetsuit though …)