21 April 2022

Status update and gardening

Just checking in to let you know I'm about halfway through "Seconds" (now probably called "Four Kings"). Will be out this year, I expect, though a very odd book it's shaping up to be. Kind of a musing on different types of caring. And, possibly, a sign that I played a little too much My Time at Portia and similar games.

In the meantime, here's a photolog of the only gardening project I've managed to complete in the last year.

Dead Tree

No Tree
Trusty Sledgehammer = No concrete

Railway Sleepers, Manure, Sand and Dirt

Pretties

Water it and wait


Bee Refuelling Station

The teen years


Young Adults

Big and tall


Not tall at all

Passing Californians (unfortunately drowned in two straight months of rain)

Mid-sized, profusely flowering variety


I now have a completely different set of plants in there (foxglove, violas, dianthus and poppies) since the only perenniel was the Californian Poppies and they (like my hardenbergias and a couple of other Australian natives) couldn't take the megajillion litres of water that fell on them over the opening months of the year.


Getting closer

Maybe three chapters to go? Am aiming toward a first draft toward the end of November, and then beta readers, editors, etc. So end of year i...