Bermuda Buttercup. Oxalis pes-caprae. Azedas
Field Marigold. Calendula arvensis.
Almond Blossom. Flor da Amendoa
Planting around a path; Rosemary, Thyme and Lemon Verbena, with Nasturtium and Calendula seeds.
These are our first raised beds. We have a large plot which is in slow process of being made into a kitchen garden. But I wanted to get started on growing veg as soon as possible! So dear Corey set to making these raised plots, we have made a gorgeous mix of earth with our red soil, compost and some lovely horse manure from close by stables. Our first seeds to be planted will be some Radishes! Very exciting..
With the rains the Nettles have come in force!
Everywhere is covered in Almond blossom. Here is a close up of one of ours. We don't have a lot of almonds, but will be planting many.
As always much is going on at Ceratonia. The Centre continues to be worked on, internal walls being constructed, Solar heating started to be installed today and the electricians have been in all last week and hopefully finishing soon. We do not have Electricity, but the posts have arrived and holes dug. We are living in the centre now, tis like glorified camping. Living without the usual modern day appliances and basic ways we are so used to is good and amazing how much we don't miss! We do have the loan of a generator, which is able to power the pump and so give us water. We have a tap and even have a toilet! So when the generator is on we can wash the dishes and flush the loo! Life with buckets continues and muscles build!
We have been doing loads of gardening and we have been very lucky to have my sister Celeste stay and help over the festive time. She is strong and willing and has been a great help. At the airport saying goodbye she said "Gardening, I never thought I would love it!"
Daisy Mae and Corey Smith at Ceratonia