Wednesday, November 27, 2013

More rain

The rain has been wonderful for the garden, but not so good for gardening.  At this time of year my garden goals are to keep the summer fruit and veg in good form and get the garden tidy for Christmas.  The heavy rainfall has meant that my previous weeding efforts have come to nothing and every path is overgrown and bush in need of a prune.  I am having Christmas events at the house on 15th and 25th of December so I have a few weeks to prepare - not long now.


Sunday, November 24, 2013


Just a quick post to say that my baby corn seedlings are going well.  Corn takes 90 days from planting to harvest and this is about the 15 day mark.  This is the first time I have tried corn so I will update you as I go.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

A bush with two different coloured flowers?

My nieces just love this geranium.  They think it is amazing that it has light and dark pink flowers in the one plant.  Haven't had the heart to tell them that it is two bushes which have grown in together.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weed central

After a week of record rain, and one day of reasonably warm temperatures I went into the garden to discover that it had become a weed jamboree.  The herb garden has also gone nuts.  Guess I have a week of weeding and pruning ahead of me :)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Summer garden preparations

I was able to secure some time in the garden this week - the odd break in the rain, and warm parts of the day etc, so I took the opportunity to put liquid fertiliser (Seasol) on the garden, stake the tomatoes, plant more lettuce seeds and down some more sugar cane mulch.  Know I just have to wait for the warm weather to start.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Melbourne Cup Week

Well the Spring Racing carnival is on in Melbourne - although it feels more like the Winter Racing carnival on some days.  I went out to check on the garden this morning.  The sweet peas are starting to flower so there is a lovely smell in the back garden.  Also the zucchini seeds are sprouting - about half have germinated so far (which is more than enough seeing how prolific they are), and the peaches are developing nicely.  My lemon tree is rather sick looking and I am going to have to give that some thought. Also some pest (bird or snails) have eaten all of basil seedling - really cross.  I will spend the week fertilising the plants, replacing the basil and trimming back the vines.