Today is Friday and the end of the week. The work in the garden has cranked up a notch and now instead of just potting about fiddling with this and tinkering with that, it has become heaving lifting, ardous weeding and a significant amount of digging and forking over the soil. This has me arriving at the end of the week completely exhausted. So instead of telling you all about it, let me show you in pictures.
The tomato seedlings are all on show, except a variety I wanted to grow but the seeds were too old so I sowed a bazallion more seeds.
The Bright Lights Sliverbeet are showing off their bright colours already.
The early sown seedlings are growing strong and will need transplanting sooner rather than later
I finally got my potatoes planted, it is such a relief as it was bugging me for days.
I am so pleased with my efforts to get the worst cover crop bed sorted, You can see just how sandy the soil is. I think this bed may need extra love for many years to come.
There are several buckets about the garden fulled with weeds that I haven’t had the energy to empty them yet. If I leave them long enough they will be so dead that it will be safe to put them on the compost.
The sun kept my solar fountain delicately tossing water into the air all day.
In spite of recent rain I noticed the soil was starting to look a little dry so I turned the irrigation on for the first time – starting with the strawberries.
I love the way the light reflects off the different panes of the dome.
I still have to dig in more mustard cover crops, but the thought of all that digging is proving too much right now.
I’ve given my garlic a hair cut in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the rust that dared to make an appearance in my garden again this year.
This is one of the down sides of a multi pot. I’m hardening off some seedling to plant out soon, but it is still way too soon for the melons so they are just along for the ride! I should put them in their own pots – they are getting big enough.
The nectarines are about to burst into bloom. I’m so excited to see them.
My tulips have made an appearance and I couldn’t be more pleased to see them. They are delightful.
I’ve even done a bit of flower arranging with the last of the Erlicheer Daffodils, blue lupins and some carnations. I’m quite pleased with it.
The warmth of the dome is proving to be the best place to hang out for Fennel the Cat.
It would seem gardening is hard work for Jasper the Dog. I wonder why…
It would seem I’m not the only one doing some digging. The joys of having a dog.
In spite of it being spring and most of the garden in the state of flux there is still a harvest to be had. This lot is destined for a chicken and vegetable pie.
The garden still has a lot to do but I’m pleased with progress so far.
It was nice to spend some time with Fennel the Cat on the swing seat at the end of the day. It isn’t often we get one on one time lately.
Come again soon – next week is another week of gardening fun.
Sarah the Gardener : o)
NB: if you click on the images you can find out more about them.