Today I had a lovely afternoon with my friend who lives around the corner. I sketched her mulberry tree while she pottered around in her garden. I just did the ink outline before I downed tools to help with picking a bowl full of mulberries. I added the paint in the evening.
Below are the ones I got to bring home with me! Yum!
Afterwards we enjoyed a cup of tea on her balcony where I admired her latest craft work and other spoils from her garden.
Below is a gorgeous old-fashioned rose bush she has growing near where we sat.
Meanwhile in my own garden the plumbago hedge is beginning to flower and will soon be a mass of blue.
My standard iceberg roses, which only weeks before, were nothing more than tangles of bare branches and rose-hips, are now lush masses of leaves and blooms after a brisk trim and a dose of liquid fertiliser.
The rose below is hidden by the bin so I have to remember to go and admire it.
My hydrangeas are beginning to bloom but are only small having not been given enough fertiliser I fear.
The bougainvillea practically burns the retinas out with its high voltage colours. Just glorious!!
Marissa is a very entertaining guide and is a wealth of information about the local Noongar culture.
This wonderful stall below made me feel like I was back in Glastonbury in the UK. It was run by Sarah who has a website at www.handmadewonderland.net
One of my daughters bought a few organic vegetable seedlings.