I have been watching my palm trees flourish over about six years. We had some wild weather overnight and woke to find some carnage in the back patio. I was quite shocked as we are rather fond of our palms. After a few hours of thinking about what to do next (can’t find a replacement for the broken one) we have a little project on our hands – and we all need projects at the […]
I got the camera out yesterday and took a few snaps of my garden. I haven’t tended it much in a while but with sunshine and rain it seems to be thriving. We have our first day of Winter on Saturday! Can you find three herbs and guess what they are? There is oregano and thyme. We had a short break from Philosophy but start again tomorrow discussing Simone de Beauvoir and Existentialism. Should be […]
I took a few pics of my back garden this morning. Lovely to have some colour from the snapdragons and marigolds in amongst the cherry tomatoes.
I like to have a nice garden but it is not something that comes naturally to me. Up until recently all I had in my small, rear yard was the big, above ground garden bed, some palms and two jasmine plants. The garden bed was really too big for the space and because it was so deep I had stopped planting vegetables and my mint, parsley and oregano started to take over. I was able […]
I have tomatoes, silver beet, two varieties of parsley, potatoes and a watermelon plant growing in my above ground garden bed. I also have some plants in pots that belong to my son, Joel. I am only looking after them short-term. I gave up trying to have a nice water feature and decided to plant some petunias instead :-). There is a range of herbs growing in the stand. I don’t use them as much […]
The vegetable garden needs watering at least once a day at present. It is quite warm and there is no sign of rain. It is lovely to spend some time out-of-doors. The tomatoes are looking good, however I have to pick them soon as we have some ring-tail possums living beyond our back fence and they pop over to our place for a snack now and again :-). As well as tomatoes, there are silver-beet […]
Just before Christmas we bought some new pots for our back garden. We put flowering dahlias in them at the time. They looked great while the flowers were in full bloom but not so good afterwards. We now have six palm trees that can grow up to 10 metres tall. Hopefully they will do well and offer a nice green foliage against the back fence.
Today I was watering my garden when I noticed a new leaf on one of my Canna lilies. I always love to see new life unfolding in nature. There is a bit of a story about my Canna lilies. When I was a child we had them growing along the front fence of our home. Now I was a child that hated school and was fairly creative at finding ways to avoid it. One strategy […]
I am a little obsessed with my ‘garden’ at present. The weather is warming up and I need to keep it well watered. I am enjoying being outside more, however, my blogging has suffered. This evening I found two frogs who willingly agreed to take part in this blog so I can have something to write about! I couldn’t resist taking another photo of my colourful new pots and their bright flowers. PS For those […]
The last few weeks I haven’t spent much time in front of the computer. It has been great to get outside and do some gardening for a change. It all started with my youngest son’s discovery of an above ground garden bed. He bought it on my behalf and then delivered it to our home. It is BIG and it will take me some time to get the soil level up higher but I figure […]