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Hope Grows Day June 2011

This month I’m taking part in “Hope Grows Day“, a monthly Gardening Blog meme hosted by Hanni of Sweet Bean Gardening. What is Hope Grows Day? On the 5th of the month (or a day or two later) you showcases what you are hoping to see in your garden over the next month. Its my first month of taking part in this so I don’t have a report back of how successful I was for May, but here is what I’m hoping for in June.

It’s officially Winter here in South Africa, so I’m hoping for good rains without storm damage! (Not asking too much I hope!). Apart from the trees in my garden which I inherited with the property, my garden was newly planted only ten months ago so I am hoping for a mild(ish) winter that doesn’t cause damage to all my new plants. Please Mother Nature … give them a chance!

Most of all I’m hoping that my newly planted bulbs will continue to grow well. I have lots of bulbs sprouting, some even have buds like these …


I’m hoping my “Sinfonietta” Irises continue to grow well (you might remember they were just little rhizomes with a few cut off leaves just 2 months ago, pic here)

“Sinfonietta” Irises

I’m hoping we’ll be eating these cherry tomatoes …

Tomato harvest

… and that these carrots will be on the menu


And that I will have something other than this to show on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in 10 days time! (there is nothing much happening in my winter garden and I so badly want to take part again, but with so few blooms to show, June might be a non-event for me).


What are you hoping for in your garden in June? Join us all at Hope Grows Day on Hanni’s blog and show what you are hoping for in June…

Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

4 replies on “Hope Grows Day June 2011”

Hi Chris, what a great idea – hope grows! I have soooooo much I want growing!! 🙂

Happy Hope Grows Day Christine! I find it fascinating that although you are having your winter in reverse to us, your tomatoes are still about the same stage. Lovely post.

I’m so glad you joined in! There’s always something to be hoping for. 🙂 It’s so odd for me to be reading about your winter garden and that you are hoping to have cherry tomatoes! I love the diversity of reading about gardens in different parts of the world.
I’m hoping for YOU that your garden will come through the winter all the better and give you plenty of nice surprises in the spring.

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