It would be good to have a bit of a garden here at my new Myponga Beach abode. At the moment, there is, well, pretty much nothing.
Prospects are a bit limited by the fact that there is no mains water here, and no bore. I have a dam. Query whether it will be dry by the end of the summer?
I was both discouraged and daunted by a good walk around this weekend of the garden of my friend Deb at Mandalay. Her garden is fabulous. It is the product of huge amounts of attention (including its own desalination plant) over many years. They have fabulous weddings there. But it also contains many native plants which are apparently able to cope with no water apart from what falls out of the sky. So that’s good.
My ambitions here are not grand. But I would like a few roses, some wisteria, a good dollop of lavender, some grass to walk on – stuff like that. And some native plants. Even a hedge or two, if that is not asking too much…