It’s good and I’m so pleased that the lovely Poinsettia which my daughter gave me at Christmas is still thriving. Three months later and I haven’t killed it with kindness – or in my case, neglect. I’m not much of a gardener at all, and that includes pot plants. The label told me that these plants like diffused light, so it is sitting on the table in front of the large windows. And although it is nice and warm, the bright sunshine is certainly diffused by the white sun filter curtains.
Poinsettia on my NZ tablecloth
The plant pot is sitting on my New Zealand tablecloth, started when we did our South Island Odyssey trip several years ago. I prepared lots of rail fence blocks using all sorts of NZ themed fabrics and pale grey. As we travelled around I used my fabric marker pen (on the grey strips) to record places we had stayed, sights we had seen, trips we had done, (rail, bus and boat) and even special meals we had eaten. Such as whitebait and Bluff oysters – so delicious. The tablecloth is a great memory of our three months holiday down in the South Island.
We have friends doing a return trip around the South Island at this time, and we wish them all the very best for a safe and happy trip. Our plans are to go down again early next year again, there is so much to see and do.
Our lemon tree is sick
And the bad side of things? What has happened to our lemon tree, we want to know. All the leaves have turned yellow and dropped off, and we don’t know if the tree is dying or just having a bit of a seizure. One of our neighbours said the same thing happened to her lemon tree last year, and it finally started growing fresh green leaves again. Perhaps we will just have to wait and see if our small tree recovers too. The weather has been really weird lately, so maybe that’s the trouble. Who knows?