I wish you all the relaxation (and strength if the next days are difficult for you) you need.
This year had been eventful and I had to neglect photography a bit in favor of publishing a novel, but one of my resolutions for next year is, to change that. Writing and taking photos need equal love.
Thank you for following my blog and we’ll talk more next year. Have a good one.
Anybody want a Calendar for 2018? Maybe as a Christmas gift for someone? You can buy it via redbubble.
Question: Would you like a calendar and if so, any preferred format/retailer?
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.