Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
1. Clearing all the bark mulching revealing a layer of weed mat. We did one stretch today. Pulled up all the rose shrubs which are not growing very well due to neglect and the drought. Dug only three holes as that almost killed my husband. Probably another seven more to go for that stretch. Add composted cow manure. Planning to grow hedges. I like the spittosporum shrubs, either the silver or the golden sheen. They make good tall hedges (at least 1.5 metres) if pruned regularly in the first few years to establish bushiness. I would love to establish a privacy screen for this large area to house my fruit trees (tendatively planning persimmon, fig, nectarine, grape, peach, apricot) and flowers (sunflowers, daffodils, nasturtiums are among my favourites). Of course, not forgetting my beloved herbs and veges. It's going to be an exciting journey establishing a wondrous green haven right at my door step!
2. Pruning the lavendar on the left side of the patio. We bought a pair of Friskar Pruning Shears, a super light one and it made work easy. I do hope the lavendar bushes on the right side of the patio will survive as I think I have cut into too much of the old wood. One book 'The Complete Burke's Backyard' says they will almost certainly die. I hope not. :( But well, there are a lot of lavendar on this property and I jolly well can grow some other fanciful plants if they really die. A grape vine? Good idea!
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- Really Is An Avocado Plant!
- Big Day Work
- The Neighbouring Onion Has Sprouted.
- Miessence Balancing Moisturiser
- One Rosemary Cutting has Flowered.
- Protect my Capsicums from Possums.
- Possums' Visit
- Harvesting Worm Castings & Potting On Comquat Cala...
- Seedlings of Oriental Radishes.
- Peaches for Harvesting.
- Two New Kids on the Block!
- Work On a Cloudy Day
- Rain Rain Glorious Rain!
- A Few New Candidates and Update
- Updates on Herbs and Spices
- The Garden of Our New Property!
- Clearing Vegetable Patch, Mint Cuttings.
- Harvesting Sunflower Seeds. Sweet Irrigation/Rain ...
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