Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 4 2011

Well I got lots of painting done this weekend and I have started work on my trellises for my espaliared apples.  And my first winter veg has come on - just lettuce, pak choy and radish, but good all the same.  I am waiting for my blackberry and blue berry to arrive and that should be it for the seasons planting.

Still plenty of painting, weeding, and landscaping to keep me going.

More soon


Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 3 2011

Hi all

We have had a lot of rain in Melbourne this week, and some crazy fog (as a result of the Chillean volcano I believe) so the garden is looking very green indeed.  I am hoping for a little fine weather tomorrow so that I can do some more landscaping work, some weeding and if I am lucky a little bit of fence painting.

Because the days are so short at the moment I don't get to see the garden during the week as it is dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home, so the weekend always brings surprises in terms of what has grown and what has become a snail victim.

Until next time


Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 2 2011

Well as you can see from the latest photo (from May) I have pruned back most of the Summer plants, and have started on the Winter seedlings.  Not looking very attractive and I still have loads of weeds to remove, but hopefully I will make a more progress on the over all look of the garden over the winter months.

You will notice that I have my first autumn/winter harvest photo up.  Just potatoes and parsley at this stage.  There are loads of other herbs but I had to cut parsley for my minestrone so it made the photo.

The slide show photos should be updated too.

More soon


Sunday, June 5, 2011

June and the start of Winter

Well Winter has officially started, and despite some sunny days the cold has hit hard.  I am afraid to say that the two hard frosts we had last week have absolutely wiped out my cabbage seedlings but the broccoli seems to be hanging in there.  It is too late to start from scratch so I will get some pre-hardened off seedlings next week.  So another lessen for me - get my timing right on hardening off the seedlings before leaving them to the elements.

On the positive side the salad greens, spinach, radish and garlic are all very happy, and the neighbour's cat is really pleased that the sugar cane mulch I am using is absorbing so much heat.

More soon (plus I will have downloaded my latest photos by then too - sorry been a bit lazy)