Right now

You don’t know this, but we moved.

Yep. We packed all our stuff in (many many many) boxes and last weekend, the first of May, we changed house.

It’s 30km from Madrid, it’s gigantic and it has the hugest garden! (Which is basically why we moved. Why I moved)

And today, exactly one week and two days after the move, I took my lunch break and invested it in gardening.

First, I weeded. And discovered that I’m quite the dedicated weeder!

The huge bag of weeds I uprooted. Very proud.

The rosemary, thyme and something else (the grey one, not too sure what it is but it’s definitely an aromatic herb) and now nearly completely free of weeds

Then, I planted. A lime tree (because mojitos), a cosmos plant (because it’s my favourite plant) and a basil plant (because I’m Italian).

My new lime plant. I hope it flowers, then gives us fruit and then survives the winter! (in the background, the cosmos plant)

beautiful! It’s been my favourite flower since I first saw it in Eritrea

Basil. This was the largest of the three plants…. I hope it survives the snails!

Then, I repotted. Some plants didn’t seem big enough to face the garden yet, and some just need repotting and can’t be put in the garden. I also recovered some papyrus plants that I had to uproot, because they were blocking one of the sprinklers.

garden potting plants aromatic

From the aloe (the star-shaped one) in the top left, clockwise: Aloe (duh), Italian basil (the large leaves), manjericão (the Portuguese basil, with microscopic leaves), six vases of recovered papyrus (I honestly didn’t have the courage to throw them!). The two small pots on the right under the papyrus are my new surprise strawberry plant (see text below) and the one with a snail is a succulent that started growing in the snail and now is there to stay. Last but not least, in the bottom left corner is erba luigia (see text below). So exciting!

For more info on Erba Luigia, see here.

Oh, and in that teeny vase on the right that looks empty is my little new strawberry plant, that sprouted from a strawberry!

The strawberry plant that sprouted all on its own in the fridge now has its vase. I hope it’ll survive!

And that’s what I just finished doing. And it’s started raining again, but now that Boyfriend discovered how the heating works, that’s less of a problem 😉


About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


  1. Clyo

    Evviva la nuova casa e il super giardino! (Che invidia!) se non sbaglio la pianta vicino al rosmarino è Santolina, dovrebbe fare dei fiori gialli molto carini. Continua a far foto del giardino che sono curiosa e in questo periodo sono particolarmente fissata con la coltivazione 😉


    • Full Of Daisies

      oooooh siiii Santolina! Cotton-lavender, apparentemente! Grazie mille 🙂 E si, non mancherò di fare tante altre foto! Grazie grazie


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