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sorry double postJune 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm #450056
Well the cool weather has definitely set in and we have had at least one frost, I have noticed the leaves of a couple of arrowroot plants I planted just after we moved in had got a little bit burnt but are still struggling along.
This is a photo of the lawn, there is a slight layer of ice on this bicycle tube (one of the dogs toys)June 27, 2010 at 12:02 am #450057
The citrus (Eureka Lemon, Washington Naval orange and Lemonade) trees got planted a fortnight ago, albeit with help from the dog, which mostly consisted of him nosing the soil off the shovel as we were trying to take it out of the hole, or deciding that our digging practices weren’t up to his standard and decided to instruct us in hole digging, between him having hyper atacks and doing “zoomies” around us, I’m not sure what is in the soil around here but he had a ball, and we almost wet ourselves laughing at his antics.
After taking this photo I discovered my straight line was not all that straight, and so the orange tree in the middle got moved back a bit to create a “straight” straight line.June 27, 2010 at 12:09 am #450058
And this is a shot of this whole area.
The bags are actually bags of horse manure, which is my make shift trees to get an idea of where I want to plant them. The plan if at the moment this will be where the Apple (granny smith) Apricot (Moorepark) and Peach (Elberta) will go that are currently sitting on the back veranda waiting for me to make the final decision on their placement and get to digging.
I am having visions of this being an orchard area eventuallyJuly 3, 2010 at 11:05 pm #450059
Ok – maybe it’s not a good idea reading this thread. Getting a serious case of envy here. 😆
Love the work you’re doing – slowly and steadily getting things done.July 3, 2010 at 11:28 pm #450060
Its all looking good, Vanessa! If your dog is that keen on digging, you might need to dogproof the veg area, or you might find neat rows of seedlings have turned into the Grand Canyon overnight!July 6, 2010 at 1:41 am #450061
I think (touch wood) he has grown out of his digging phase, I think it is more a case of “I just want to be right in the middle of what you are doing” just like trying to do the weeding “what do you mean you cant pull out the weeds when I’m sitting on them, I cant see a problem with that, can I have a pat now” 😆 Got to love them!!!July 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm #450062
Sitting on weeds is better than my cat does – he lurks and pounces on the weeds you pull up. It would be fine if he left it at that, but he considers that the hand that pulls the weed is fair game too and pounces with full claws out. Ouch! 😮June 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm #450063
Well, today we had our first frost for this winter (that I know of anyway).
And last night we even succumbed to the cold and put the heater on.
Looking back on the photos there has been things happening around the garden, so I will have to get out with my camera and “capture the moment”
Its amazing as to how much things change with out really knowing it, and its not until you look at older photos that you realise how much things have actually changed.October 14, 2011 at 11:47 am #450064
Ok I’ve been a bit slack with the updates, but heres some photos from this morning
The beginnings of my raspberry patch, compost bin uncovered to reveal, compost is being made!!!
Compost raked and any not quite ready compost put back in the compost bin
Raspberry plants (thanks to Bel) planted
and the left over plants potted up, not looking too well but I am hoping they are just suffering from a bit of shock and will start shooting soonOctober 14, 2011 at 11:53 am #450065October 14, 2011 at 11:54 am #450066October 14, 2011 at 11:57 am #450067
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