This week I’m gardening. This fertile Taranaki soil means that weeds can take over rapidly and as an example, here is a photo of two of the dominant weeds here, Morning Glory and Wattle. In this case one growing through the other. Such is the size of the problem that most of the gardening in this area involves hacking and dragging. I use a sharp machete.

Much of the ground is covered with the third offender: Nasturtiums. While the flower, see below, is beautiful, the plant can swamp most others out of existence.

I don’t mind putting my time into the garden though because there is a strong connection between plants and my photography. As usual, my photographs follow my interests.