Sunday, June 30, 2013

A new ornament

I actually did some work in the garden today. I had to, the whole thing looked run down and a little sad.  So I raked up all of the leaves, trimmed all of the vines and shrubs and cleared away the last of dead plants. I also bought a new garden ornament - Gareth the Goat.  He is from the Northcote Nursery.  I saw him when I was riding my bike and had to strap him into the rear basket to get him home - so I looked totally nuts.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Still more cat news

This week I managed to hurt my back so the garden has to fend for itself for a week. We have had hard frosts here too so it is important to remember to water the garden. No new cat photos I'm afraid (well not of a different at). I worked out that we have 5 cat visitors:

1. Medium hair black dinner suit cat (white front) with white socks - blue collar
2. Short hair black dinner suit cat (older cat)
3. Short hair grey and white tabby - red colar
4. Short hair grey dinner suit cat (young cat)
5. White short hair with dark spots (older cat)

More cat and gardening news soon.
Sarah

Sunday, June 16, 2013

More cats

Not much to report this week - the rain has kept me out of the garden.  I need to stop being so lazy and finish off the front fence and do some more paving. In the meantime I have been able to get a photo of cat two. I will post more as I capture more cats ( on film that is)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cat jamboree

My yard attracts a lot if cats...so many in fact that I am going to start photographing them and setting up a "wanted" poster.  Cats love my back garden because it is enclosed by a six foot high fence, is a dog free zone, gets full sun almost all day, and has loads of great smells - compost, seaweed fertiliser and chook poo.  The sugarcane mulch makes nice comfrey bedding too.  There are at least five different ones.  More photos to come...

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Rainy Day

Not much gardening happening today.  The rain has been so heavy I will be lucky to get any gardening or painting done at all this weekend. Still it is good for the garden and it certainly needed a good soak.  The spinach and broccoli are doing well, and the bulbs are all sprouting in preparation for late Winter/early Spring blooms.  Aside from on of the neighbourhood cats eating all of the fennel shoots (you know who you are!) everything is going well.  
Rainy Day