I was out at the Christchurch Botanical Garden yesterday and finally stepped foot into the Curator’s House for lunch, and that’s a really nice place to be.

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The conservatory is one of my favorite place at the Christchurch Botanical Garden, that’s where most of the plants that are marginal for existing bio region is grown. I was looking at this huge cactus and noticed the very detailed layout of the spines, these are staggered form, as OCD as I can be. Perhaps, nature is trying to teach us the proper way to plant things if we are to do it in a mono-culture way.

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Back here at the Orchard Cottage, it was really dry. We have got 0.3mm of rain at best, 28.5dC high and a low of 5.1dC. Drought has officially been declared.

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In the greenhouse, the tomatoes got another hair cut to let more light in. I have save some seeds for next season.

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More light in helps to ripened up the peppers.

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And some tiny peppers. I will save the seeds of the good size one and plant them next season.

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The garlic is back!

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Very well formed rose. My favorite Austin rose.

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It is the Lunar New Year today. How many new year do we get to celebrate in a year?

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