I use to spend a lot of time on my gardens when the kids were younger, but unfortunately as they have gotten older I seem to spend more of my time running them to their various sports that I don't get to spend as much time in the garden anymore. Hopefully now that can change since I have just quit my secound job last Monday (working for an internet vet supplies company). Now I will have more time to spend on the house and gardens while the kids are at school.
The drought has also taken a toll on our gardens. I always favoured snapdragons, pansies and various other annual flowers. Now I have found that with having to hand water with a watering can and only on certain days that it has become way to much work. So gone are all the pretty annual plants in favour of more hardy drought tolerient plants. Here are some photos of some of the flowers that have managed to do well in our gardens despite the drought and lack of TLC.
(P.S. In the top photo there are a pair of Pauls old work boots. My friends and family have learnt over the years never to leave anything lying around the gardens for too long because Linda might put plants in it. I will have to show you in another post what other stange things I have put plants in.)