Birthday weekend I am super blessed to have my birthday at the best possible time for a gardener. This weekend was Labour Weekend which is also the last frost date and it is safe for planting out the summer garden in my area. It is a moveable holiday and can vary by up to a week, so extra caution and common sense needs to be … Continue reading Birthday weekend
While I have proven I am excellent at procrastination, I have confirmed without a doubt I have mastered a new skill – under estimating things. I think I always knew it because there have been a multitude of projects where I completely believe I’ll have it whipped up in an arvo, only to find it takes 3 days and the help of Hubby the Un-Gardener … Continue reading Still planting
Well the boffins were wrong – it didn’t rain at all this weekend, in fact it hasn’t rained in ages and the top 10 cm of unmulched, unplanted soil is bone dry. We haven’t had any significant rain in a couple of weeks and what we have had is that misty stuff that doesn’t sink in. The boffins are suggesting showers this weekend but to … Continue reading Half In Half Out
This is traditionally the ‘IT’ weekend. The one you long for and work towards all spring. The average last frost date. Which just happens to fall on a long weekend and so that just makes the whole thing even more exciting. Every year I am determined to spend the week before tying up all the odds and ends. I expect I’ll be building structures and … Continue reading Countdown to the Big Garden Weekend of the Year.
This was week has been a mixed bag of things that has made life all sorts of busy. But for the main part the garden is now mostly good and ready for the planting out stage from next weekend. There are two beds with malingerers that need to be evicted and eaten and one that needs a flower removed so it can be prepared for … Continue reading A Chore and A Tour