La Cangura is the name of my bike, a beautiful gunmetal and gold-trimmed machine from Orbea, a manufacturer from Spain, hence the name (which means The Kangaroo in English).
She looks delightful in among the canola, the yellow hues of the bike and the flowers a wonderful match.
Just wish I was having as much luck with my flowers and other plants in the Kangaeroo Corner garden.
I’m relatively new to the gardening caper, only having really taken a great interest in it since Amazing Alex made the Aussie garden for us in March 2022.
While the garden is, for the most part, thriving, as I noted a while back, the plants I really wanted to flourish–kangaroo paw, tree fern and jacaranda– all died.
A grevillea we picked up from a local supermarket was our first-year miracle, blooming six times and looking absolutely wonderful before suddenly taking a turn for the worst about a month ago.
With the onset of spring, I expected the existing plants in the garden and the new seedlings I have been growing since around Christmas last year to all thrive and create a lusciously colorful slice of paradise.
Yeah, good luck with that one.
Anyway, we got back in touch with Alex and received some advice on fertilizer that we hope will give the trees a bit of a lift.
Fertilizers designed for Australian native plants are also on the way and should arrive today.
My seedlings are looking sickly, so I took the feeblest of the lot back inside and reinstalled them in the humidity pods under the growth lights.
The great seed experiment has not really paid off well at all, but it is still far from over.
Patience, never something I have been overly endowed with, is now being required.
The weather is not being a great friend, either. This week has been alarmingly windy and I am sure it is not making things easy for the plants, either.
A few delightful success stories from the spring so far have been the blossoming wattle, the cherry blossom plant and the wisteria, which is now verging on full bloom if the wind doesn’t blow away all her petals.
None of these plants bloomed last year, so they are clearly enjoying the conditions at Kangaeroo Corner.
Let’s hope other plants will end up doing the same.