Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
A wheel barrow full of weeds might never be pretty but it has made room to add some bulbs and underplantings of herbs and groundcovers.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Tomorrow however, it is back to routine. The books will be back out first thing and we will get down to some serious study after a luscious break. Fresh and ready to learn.
The holidays were productivetoo. The children had fun and a few spats as well and I got a lot done in the garden. I have also started to make a list of some of the things I would like to plant during the winter. More fruit trees will be going in when they arrive from Thistlebrook Nursery but at the top of my ornamental list is to plant some silver birch trees. I love the look of their bark and hope to make a little glade edged with the silver birch.
I am having trouble posting pictures tonight so this a bit of a boring post. I always prefer to see some pictures on other blogs and mine too. Hopefully things will be sorted by the next time I post.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I have been tidying up the herb garden during the last few days. There are a few patches that are bare patches now as I culled a few plants which had become woody and too untidy.
The herb garden measures 8 metres (26 feet) by 10 metres(33 feet) and has a path of white scoria. The path is underlayed with weed mat which does go some way to preventing weeds coming up but there are still the odd few to remove. As it is school holiday time and the weather has been beautiful outdoors, the exercise in the garden has been all pleasure.
As a reward for my efforts, I am going to go into town this afternoon and buy a few plants to pop in the empty spots. I think I will try something with a little colour.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
The sapphire potatoes are quite striking and made a purple tinted mash which was fun
Todays gardening is revolving around the orchard. I have four new fruit trees to plant. A loquat to replace the one destroyed by the grasshoppers last year. A Nules mandarin because we love mandarins. A feijoa (apollo) because growing as many different types of plants as I can is my vice. Lastly, a Finger Lime because I have wanted one for ages. This order of trees came from Daley's Fruit Tree Nursery in Kyogle. I have been ordering from them for a few years now .Their service and packaging is great and the plants have always arrived in excellent condition.
Bye for now,
Saturday, April 3, 2010
My son attended an awards ceremony in Sydney on Tuesday so it was a must attend event. The ferry ride to the event was short but fun for two country girls.
We used the opportunity of being in Sydney to attend the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The dahlias in the picture above are just for decoration, not part of the floral competition. The standard of competition in all of the events is very fierce. Although I enter our local show I am a little too lackadaisical for this event. Though I did notice that our turkeys were of a standard that would have been competitive, I'm not sure they would enjoy the six hour journey there and back.