Uta’s February 2017 Diary continued

17 Feb

This morning I cooked some spaghetti with some sea salt. I added a bit of butter, one whole red chilli and some Spanish onion as well as a tiny bit of fresh ginger. It made a delicious meal!

I spent about an hour outside cleaning bits and pieces in the garden area at the back of our house. Also, taking some photos, actually lots of photos!

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This is where our chillis grow.

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Peter joined me for a while outside. We were sitting at the table in the shade, talking about this and that.

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This is the other table at the north side where it soon got too sunny and hot.

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This Jasmine bush is growing out of a pot and has a tremendous amount of buds at the moment.

Some of the buds opened up already. They have a beautiful, very strong scent!

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4 Responses to “Uta’s February 2017 Diary continued”

  1. Yvonne February 17, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

    Have you ever grown night blossoming jasmine? They’re not pretty to look at, but the aroma will send you to sleep on a cloud of perfume!

  2. Yvonne February 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    “One of my favourite scented plants is something that looks rather ordinary. It’s Cestrum nocturnum or the Night-scented Jessamine – not to be confused with Cestrum parqui which is weedy. This particular one has ordinary green foliage and insignificant small lemon-yellow flowers, but after 6:00 o’clock at night in the warmer weather, the flowers release the most amazing scent of sweet custard powder. It fills the air – perfect for near an outdoor entertaining area or where it can waft inside through a window. It is, however, frost tender, so you may want to consider using a tree guard to protect it if frost is a problem.”

    • auntyuta February 18, 2017 at 7:39 am #

      Thanks, Yvonne. Sounds you are a great gardener. I do not know much about gardening, the same with Peter. But we very much enjoy every little bit that grows to our satisfaction in that small garden area that is ours. Yes, sometimes we are lucky and things grow well, other plants that we may have bought just do not grow well at all. We never know what is the right thing to do with them.

      • gerard oosterman February 19, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

        Hello Uta. Are you sure that plant in the pot with the buds is a Jasmine? To us it looks more like ‘Mock Orange,’ We have several of them and the buds after opening have a very lovely scent. They are easily grown but prefer a well fertilized soil with mulch on top.

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