Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spring Rain

Half way through Spring and the rain has been plentiful.  This is great from a water conservation point of view but not so great from a gardening and landscaping point of view.  Still it will all get done in the end.  On the produce front, strawberry season is in full swing - which is just as well because the ones in the shop are horrible and go soggy and mouldy within about two days.

I was recently asked why I don't grow cucumbers, squash or carrots.  I have never grown cucumbers because during the years of drought I thought that they were too water needy to put in - and now I just don't have the room.  I really like carrots but I just don't have the room, and I think that my soil is a little heavy on the fertiliser to get good one.  And I just don't like squash.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spring Rain

Well we have had a wonderful week - great weather, warm temperatures and lots of growth in the garden. The lovely weather has resulted in a rainy Saturday though, so I haven't been able to get out there today.  Should be good tomorrow.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Spring Update

After a rather cold week we have a wonderful weekend ahead of us.  I took advantage of the sun this morning and completed some of my Spring chores - oiling the deck, clearing out the garden beds, and planting in some greens for the Summer.  I am very pleased to see flowers on my apple trees, so with any luck there will be apples in the Autumn.  

Cheers,  Sarah

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October already!

Well we are getting to the pointy end of the year and I still have loads to do.  The constant rain of the last fortnight has meant that  have not yet oiled the deck, finished painting the back fence, and worst of all my cabbages have been infested by cabbage months - well their sneaky little off spring at any rate, but it means that I only have two cabbages left.  The brocollini is almost finished - probably one more week of that.  My zucchini seedlings don't appear to have it through the week either - I am not sure if they will recover from the slug attack

On a positive note, the peas (and the sweet peas) are making a move skyward, the tomatoes are doing well despite the inconsistent weather, and the eggplant seedlings seem to be happy.  The flowers and bulbs are still looking wonderful. Plenty to look forward to as the weather warms up!

Not much in the way of Blog news - a few tweaks here and there, but I am getting close to the final format.  There will be ongoing additions to the other pages, so be sure to check regularly (and I will let you know in my post).

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

More wonderful Spring growth! And a little more work on the Blog design

Well I am still working on the blog design but hopefully it is looking a little better every week.

We have had loads of rain here and the Spring garden is really coming on - The cabbage and broccolini are finally showing some life, the new seedlings are doing well and the bulbs are simply lovely.
New Cabbage

Bulbs in bloom

Egg Plant Seedlings

Everything smells wonderful too - the Rosemary, Lemon Thyme and even the pineapple sage is putting in an effort.  The apples and cherry have started flowering too so I am hoping to see some fruit this summer and autumn.

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