Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Spring is Here

Not a lot has been happening on the quilting front so I thought I'd post a couple of pictures of the garden.

With the arrival of the warmer weather the 'Man of the House' decided it was time to do some gardening.A little excessive I thought!

Looking towards the lilacs and the second of the 'no-dig' gardens, we're using re-cycled tanks as the garden beds. Just planted lettuce, capsicum, onion and silver beet in this one. We've just had to cover it with netting as the birds have been having fun scratching through the mulch and most the seedling have been up-rooted.

Once again we missed out on pruning all the apple trees but the display of blossoms makes up for the lack of apples.

The first of the 'no-dig' tanks gardens. I planted cos lettuce, silver beet, garlic, coriander, thyme, parsley, sage and chives in this one. We have so much cos lettuce that I can't give it away. I've been picking it for months now and with the warmer weather it seems to grow overnight.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Sue, men are a bit gung ho sometimes, VBG, arent' they? I spend a little time in the garden weeding and enjoy it (though not the next day!!) then my MOTH comes along with the whipper snipper and denudes the whole garden bed, declaring he's finished the weeding!! Never mind that he's actually pruned the Kangaroo Paws almost to ground level, or the Mondo grass I was nurturing through the winter!! Luckily we have a suburban Aussie native garden which recovers from neglect and overkill with new shoots quite quickly!!!
Thanks for your lovely photos of the apple blossoms, I can almost smell them from here.