The garden has been beckoning and I must say I haven't been as busy with it all as I really should be or would like to be. Its definitely not out of want as I love to get out there and get my hands dirty, but more so due to a lack of time.
Watering is the big one at the moment. There is constant watering to be done now it is slightly warmer outside. That damn wind just dries up everything so quick. Ive decided that im going to purchase three more soaker hoses. This will cover the entire garden out front which means ill just have to swap the hoses over after a certain amount of time and leave it to do its work. Genius!
There is the de-heading of all the spent flowers, fertilising and giving everything a good feed, keeping on top of those pesky weeds, thinning out the tomatoes, a prune here and there, constant mowing, mulching, bug patrol and the consideration of some plant moving as I feel some have been placed in the wrong spots. Im ready to plant more veggies too. Lots and lots and i'm sure ill think of more.
I did get out back today and took a few pictures. Its not all doom and gloom as you will see. Tiny little oases everywhere.
The best part is our harvest of the broad beans. Its a whopping crop this year and they are delicious. Im not even peeling the inner shell they are that good. Grown simply from some seeds and they were fed with a bit of Seasol and some watering. Too easy! Oh and those delightful sweet peas; they just keep on going.
A geranium I picked up at Garden Club.
Third year running this has bloomed. I bought them as seedlings and I dont even know what it is but I love it.
I love them but need some tips to get my Gardenias to flower without shrivelling. Help anyone!
A purple mass of Lobelia under the Lily Pilly. A little oases of mine.
Cuttings from eveywhere that I just stick in a pot and see how they go. Success with Salvia, some roses, and a succulent for good measure.
The tasty and healthy Broad Beans. You really need to grow these too. So easy.
Our little Barnevelders are not so little anymore. They are growing very quickly and will need a new home very soon. We have our broody miss out in the hen house sitting on ten eggs and they are due on Tuesday. I know! Its like a mad chook farm here of late. So much fun.
Love the little fluffy ones. I don't want them to grow big yet.
Oh I know its not gardening. But she to is growing very fast and she wants a book read to her aaaaaaaaaaaalllll the time. How can you not? Good choice of book though! And yes she is that dirty all the time. ha ha.
What are you up to in the garden lately?
What are your best gardening tips for the coming summer?
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