A Couple of Things…

Well, it has been raining, pouring, and no doubt there is an old man snoring somewhere!

Since my last rainfall update, we have had in excess of 150ml!! The gauge ran over in the last day or so… emptied this morning…

I forgot to say in my last post that in the clear-out I upset a family of cockroaches! You should have seen them scatter when I moved some empty pots and separated them from cracked and old and ok to use again… the old and cracked will be recycled. The ok to use again will be used once my uni assignment is done…. ie soon I hope!

 

Happy Gardening all!

Bye,

Sharon 🙂

 

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The clear out has commenced!

Now, don’t be alarmed… I do love trees!

However, the yard has them scattered everywhere and a clear-out is needed to get some order.

Thanks to my lovely brother Simon, we got the show on the road yesterday! Simon took to the chain-saw and two trees are now gone. The cherry tree is just a bush that I’m not a fan of and the other tree is a lemon-scented native that I have elsewhere in the yard.

My aim is that the yard will be opened up and more grass is planted. I want the yard to be an easy-maintenance yard until I retire when I will have time to spend all day in the garden and have lots of flowers and veges everywhere.

Here’s a few phots of Simon’s work and what is left for Mum & Dad to take away!!

Here’s hoping that the return to the garden is now here…

Bye!

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The neglected garden…

Hello fellow gardeners,

Well, sadly there is little garden news to report as I have hardly visited the garden at all. I have been unwell and busy. Here’s hoping the recent Autumn weather entices me out there soon. The Easter weekend is looking good.

I have managed to plant a few onions, beetroot, rocket, some herbs, lettuce, etc.

The big news is my capsicum – this one is growing!! It hasn’t been snaffled by a visiting animal or bug!!! It will be green. It is very exciting! I will post a photo soon.

The garden and lawn are overgrown.

The rain guage is full. I’m not sure when this happened. It is now amongst new growth on the trees that I cut down in the summer.

That’s it for now… happy gardening all… see you soon

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Rainfall & Garden Happenings

Hello All & Welcome to 2011!

I was absent from my garden for 5 weeks and am now back for the last 3 weeks. The poor garden suffered in the heat while I was away – leaves were burnt – plants appeared dead. The seeds that I sowed didn’t appear to be doing anything but just this week they are peeping their heads up!!
Since the last rainfall reading we have had 135mm as at 1.30pm today!! Nearly the whole gauge was full!!
Last weekend I planted some lettuce and sweet basil seedlings in pots – I’m hoping the pests and possums will stay away from them as they are on the verandah. However, the capsicum in the pot on the verandah is having leaves and fruit eaten off it. We shall see.
I arrived home to find my lemon tree birthday present almost eaten in total and being strangled by a vine/weed. I have taken the vine/weed off it and will transplant the tree into a pot closer to the house where I can keep a closer eye on it. It is a Lemonade lemon tree.
The garden angels were at work while I was away! My beautiful family took the piles of garden garbage to the dump and pruned and weeded and mowed – the garden & yard looked brilliant! Sadly, it needs doing again and there is added work to do!
And, just lastly, on a non-gardening note, I also came home to a beautiful clean car – my lovely parents had had it detailed for me on the outside and cleaned on the inside! Again, it needs doing again!

Happy Gardening to all…

Bye for now,
Sharon

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Damp conditions = good sowing conditions

Home this evening from family Christmas to find more damp conditions… we have had 4mm of rain… not much but enough to keep the garden growing.

This evening I have sown some seeds… firstly, a trio of mint which includes peppermint, spearmint and penny royal. I would dearly love some common mint if anyone has a root or two that they would like to donate, I’d be very much appreciative. I’ve also put in some silverbeet seeds as I love fresh spinach so much!!

Happy Gardening and Happy Holidays.

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Happy Christmas to my Garden!

As I awoke from my slumber in the middle of the night, I could hear rain falling… and it has continued pitter-pattering today. What a lovely present for my garden!

As at 11.50am we have had 5mm – not a big amount but enough to cool it down and give the garden a rest.

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The elves visited…

Today my garden had a visit from a couple of elves while I was at work and they took away some of the garden waste for me… thanks so much Mum & Dad xxx
There are no photos of this event but more will follow over the holidays…

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