and this is the same bloom today just a tad closer (I had to hold it 'cos it was quite windy):
While I was taking the rose photo I decided I'd take some snaps of HIS vegetables. Years ago when he was younger he used to grow so many different types of vegetables but now it takes much more effort so daughter and I bought him two raised garden beds and here's what he has done with them so far:
We've really been enjoying silver beet and broad beans (the leeks will take a little longer to be ready):
There are 4 different varieties of tomato. He first put them in 5 inch pots to get them established and now they're in the garden bed and already have flowers and even a couple of tomatoes as well. There are a few leeks in here as too.
Just to prove a point, these 3 tubs on the front verandah had nothing but soil in them and here you can see how those tiny violets have taken over. There are other pots, with plants in them, that also have the violets sharing and in the garden beds themselves. I've never before known a plant that is so voracious (except weeds of course). That, River, is that little daisy behind it. You can see how thick it has grown.