Progress over the last weeks is clearly visible:
Seedbombs are clearly not for those who like it
b) want to know what is growing out of them
I really like what is happening. The insects do too. I got lots of bumblebees and bees, still battling the aphid, but had ladybugs come by for a visit (and hopefully snack).
And I have shot some awesome macros. Like these:
The plants grow and grow and I learned, that even two bombs in a pot might be too much, because of all the plants.
My Lavender was infected by aphid. Funny, really, since the internet tells me that lavender is a good plant to keep aphids away. I sprayed the little buggers with milk and black tea and they moved onto the catnip plant (seen above).
I then cut the catnip down and it is re-growing prettily, however I still fight the aphids.It seems they enjoy the marigold, as well. I wish I’d find a ladybird, it’d help (says the internet).
Anyway, the little seedlings have already grown:
Let me resurface from being busy, to show you my current ‘project’. Growing flowers. Which is for someone, who has to opposite of a green thumb, quite the challenge. I managed to kill ivy by not tending to it correctly.
So I brought myself some seeds (Calendula) and seedbombs (via https://www.diestadtgaertner.de/ and http://www.seedball-manufaktur.de/ ) because they seemed bullet proof. And because I like the idea to plant the city guerilla style.
I picked the bee friendly selections (because I also jumped on the ‘let’s save the bees’-bandwagon) and put them in the pots.
Here is what it looks like when they grow up (plus I learned that two bombs per pot are enough.) in the course over 6 weeks.
The fun thing is, they make for great Macro shots:
Let’s see which flowers will bloom.
I told you before, I was moving and it all took so much longer than expected, with Murphy’s Law being in full force. I spare you the details. But it’s done. I only need to add some decorations, such as paintings. But I thought I’d give you a little insight into how I live.
Living room with desk. And random Amazon box. Ahem.
Cat tail and I need a place to put the water bottles.
Bedroom with lots of IKEA and cat sleeping places.
I inherited this lovely little sideboard from my great-grandmother. Esprit sunglasses, old picture of my granddaughter.
Another view of my IKEA desk, with my iMac, another lovely sideboard from Maison du Monde and my beloved lamp.
My dining “room”, view from my sofa.
The kitchen. Tiny. Cramped. No window. IKEA, too.
The cats are already calm and at home.
Wesley is confused by the bird. Another lovely old sideboard, from my aunt. We only changed the fabric. I love it and it’ll hold my (as visible) jewelery and make-up because my bathroom is windowless. I call my bedroom lamp the ‘Cybermen’-lamp. 🙂
It’s all not a bit rough but I’m getting there.
I am currently in Macro-Mode (it helps to distract me from moving…I have spent the last week constructing IKEA furniture. You don’t even want to know how bruised I am.) Often, I think: Oh, nice flower, let’s get a shot and only afterwards, do I spot the inhabitants of said flower. Or object.
An example: On first glance, I saw this.
On second, this:
Sometimes, it’s not so pleasant as a drinking ant. I don’t think that this little bee was alive as I snapped that shot.
This flower appealed to me because of its structure. Tiny ant was crawling up and disappeared too quickly for me to focus on it properly.
And this spider I didn’t see, because the flowers were tiny to begin with. The spider was the size of the pin of a needle. At most. Or otherwise I wouldn’t have gone close to it.
I must watch A Bug’s Life again. 🙂
More of my photographs as always via 500 px, where you can download things. Or via flickr.
My friends got married today and it was beautiful. Of course, I am sick and had to leave earlier but I edited some of the photos (because of the usual I-fucked-it-up- anxiety) and i really love how those two turned out.