Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Have a wonderful Christmas

Having reviewed my schedule over the coming weeks is it unlikely that I will be able to post on the blog again before the New Year.

I would like to thank you all for supporting this blog.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. May all of your gardening dreams come true in 2013.

Best wishes


PS Have a look at the Christmas Blog too: crackerofachristmasblog.blogspot.com.au

Saturday, December 8, 2012

More Christmas preparations

The weather is still going from hot to cold and the veg is not sure what it is doing.  The fruit looks good and I will net the apples as soon as my net arrives in the post.  Still mainly concentrating on pre-Christmas preparation.  Catch up soon.  Sarah

Saturday, December 1, 2012

1st of December!

With Christmas fast approaching my time in the garden is going to more restricted than usual.  From now until the end of the year the order of the day is maintenance rather than new work.  I spend my time trimming and shaping the plants, ensuring that the vegetables get enough water and food, and generally tiding up the garden furniture, cleaning the BBQ and oiling the deck.  Not very exciting I know, but it is far to late for anything more complex than cosmetic touches.  I am hoping for a sunny Christmas day so that I may utilise my outdoor spaces for the pre and post lunch festivities.  Also my nieces will be very keen to pick any berries, vegetables (and pull potatoes - their favourite for some reason) and pick flowers.  With this in mind I have spent some time removing spiders from around the shed and deck.  I get red back spiders at my place and have found a couple of nice big fat ones lurking about (When I say big, I mean big for a red back.  They are not actually very large spiders - although if the red splotch is large and bright they can be quite attractive - in a spider way). I usually don't kill spiders, after all they do have a place in the garden, but with small hands poking at everything I can't take the risk.  Better stop typing and get tidying.  Sarah