Today I am grateful for all the tools and gadgets that make gardening easy and fun – without all my gardening tools I’d really be stuck! How would we cope without spades and rakes, hoes and watering cans, hose-pipes and wheel barrows, buckets and secateurs, loppers, bulb dibber and … there are so many tools I could not garden without.

One “tool” on my wish-list which I don’t yet have is “Lawn aerator shoes”. Have you heard of those? No, I hadn’t either but I believe you can buy them – What next!
Whats your “can’t do without” gardening tool?

Jasminum Polyanthum

Photo: Jasminum Polyanthum – I have recently planted this evergreen creeper in my rose bed against the walls. I needed something that could tolerate the heat in this corner and would climb quickly to cover the trellises. I love the smell and the pretty white flowers. Easy and pest free.

 Jasminum polyanthum, also known as Pink Jasmine (or White Jasmine), is an evergreen twining climber from China. It produces an abundance of reddish-pink flower buds in late winter and early spring, followed by fragrant five-petalled star-like white flowers which are about 2 cm in diameter. It has compound leaves with 5 to 7 leaflets which are dark green on the upper surface and a lighter green on the lower surface. The plant is very vigorous and can grow up to 6 metres in height when supported. Depending on the climate, this vine has a semi-deciduous to evergreen foliage.

About the 30 Day Challenge

Cat of The Whimsical Gardener, has invited Garden Bloggers the world over to join her in the 30 day challenge of posting a photograph and sentiment that you are thankful for – every day for 30 days. Find something you are thankful for every day, for 30 days, can’t be too difficult, can it? See all Barbie’s and my posts filed under “30 Day Challenge“.