How the garden survived; The Backyard Edition14:05:00
I must say I was quite taken aback when I first got home to see that not only was the Crepe Myrtle in flower but also that the lawn, despite a lack of watering was so long that even the chooks were getting lost in it in some parts.
Immediately I know you are admiring that beautiful Crepe Myrtle as well as that beautifully manicured and freshly mown, luscious, green lawn (can I fit in any more adjectives there?) I will tell you that The lawn didn't look like when we arrived home.
Crepe Myrtles seem to love growing in these parts. All over town are splashes of white, purple and lots of pink. My neighbour has an amazing specimen growing up against her front fence. It is a mass of pink at the moment and you can check it out over on my Instagram.
From afar as you have just seen, things look ok in the backyard. There is a bit of greenery about, the Lily Pilly is in good nick and the contents of the pots underneath are still alive. However, upon closer inspection….
That is our poor lime tree. It was struggling through Spring from a lack of water and I pruned it, fed it and got it back in shape to a full head of foliage and now after three weeks, its all gone. It may be able to be saved yet. Why are they so hard to grow?
The remains of the corn. Fried! Perhaps if I scorch it a bit longer it might turn into popcorn for me. We probably should have picked it close enough to ready before we went on holidays.
Those chickens of ours are very cheeky. They haven't laid eggs for months as they went all broody over spring and then we go away and they lay their little hearts out. Such a waste. Lucky the dog likes eating them and we now have a steady influx of eggs again.
I was gifted this lovely flamingo garden sculpture for Christmas from Cam's parents. She looks very radiant out on the lawn.
Sunflowers are growing great guns in the veggie patch from seeds Hugh and I planted a few months back. The plan, through this raising seeds venture was to engage and hopefully develop some sort of interest in gardening. Honestly he couldn't care less that the seeds have grown this big since we went away. Lucky I contain enough excitement for the two of us over this garden breakthrough.
The latest harvests from the garden include Mint, continuing Rosemary and a heap of small, though delicious potatoes. I planted ten and we dug up about 40 odd taties. I can't wait to grow them again. Cam whipped some of them up into a delicious salad for lunch after we dug them up on the weekend. Skins on and all.
We also have basil, thyme and oregano growing in bountiful amounts in pots alongside some Cosmos which should flower soon. The rhubarb is still alive as is a lone capsicum bush, some eggplants, beetroot, zucchini and a struggling pumpkin vine. Its not much but its alive and it doesn't get much better than that.
Its back onto the watering for me.
Hope your garden is doing ok.
What fruit and veggies are you hauling in at the moment? Inspire and impress me, Id love to hear all about it.
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