Tomorrow, March the 1st, we will have been in this Kalivi for a year. I am going to review my first year of gardening here and then try a regular update from now on.
The small flower garden to the side of the house was choked with periwinkle apart from a huge spirea, a rose and a campsis on a pole.
I took about a week to clear it apart from a strip close to the wall whereour landlord said his mother had "precious onions". I replanted all the onions I had dug up and I hope they will come up again this year. They turned out to be ornithogalums which look like large white alliums.
There were also a few fritillaries in there which later in the year were badly attacked by lily beetle.