Sunday, April 12, 2015

Changes.

I was chatting to an acquaintance this weekend about our old neighbourhood and I made the mistake of googling my old address. I was suprised to see the house was gone.  This is what is used to look like although much more overgrown than when my parents owned it.


It's not on a corner but it seems the picture has been taken with a panoramic lense.

Now it looks like this;



It's very sad.  I need some time to process it all, so many beautiful trees and heritage plants.  50 year old Roses all gone.

This week a bobcat arrived at the block next door to us.  No permit been applied for as yet but it only a matter of time.  This is now my view from my veggie garden.



Pretty awful really, I am taking solace in working a lot in my garden while it's quiet over this weekend.  Lots of pruning, weeding, raking and tidying so at least my own place looks nice.  The development next door has the potential to ruin my business. 


I collected 6 bags of fallen leaves  to spead around my veggie beds and suppress the weeds.  I shall collect another 12 bags this week to put under the fruit trees.


Also baked a pretty awesome Apple crumble with apples I collected from the Dentist's overflowing Apple tree.  It was delicious!



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Autumn in my garden

I am loving the Autumn weather and my favourite day is when the clocks turn back and I get 1 hour extra to potter.   I have been doing lots of bike riding with my eldest son over the school holidays and focusing in increasing my yoga practise my son has taken up bike racing, so needs a lot of training. Enjoying getting out and about on the cold mornings enjoying the colour changes on the trees while on the bike, saving lots of fuel too!


I have planted my Winter garden all but for the red onions which shall in when the Zucchini is completely finished which shall be soon.  In the beds pictured I have;

English Spinich
Broccolini
Lettuce
Kale
Silverbeet
Rocket
Broad Beans (even though I really dislike them)
Celery
Mustard.

Yesterday I went to a market and brought this;


Can you guess what it is?

I had previously been to the open garden show and brought these;


I planted the Dutch Irises in the garden and the Tulips in here;


Something exciting to look out for in Spring!


I treated myself to this beautiful Orchid Friday. Feel special to own this!


Next on the agenda is the grass as you can it needs a lot of work, there's none there!  Brahma is being my grass model. He is very concerned we have no grass but then perhaps if he stopped burying his bones in there...!!

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