Friday, October 14, 2011
This morning after all the work, I fixed up the nozzle and watered the garden. And we were so excited to make double rainbows with the fine mist. My boy was having so much fun.
Before all the fun, we planted some watermelon seeds.
And then some native daisy seeds.
I caught a snail and we studied it.
I spotted a spider web on the pomegranate tree and asked my boy to spray the web with water so we could see the fine water droplets.
Four stringless pioneer bean plants have emerged.
Harvested a big basket of pak choy.
And we harvested arum lilies and dutch iris bronze perfection plus a few plum tree twigs in our tall vase.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Recently, my son and I have gone more into bird-feeding and bird-watching. We have scattered some seeds around the grevillea tree (back garden out of the kitchen window) and also under the plum tree (front garden out of my son's window)
One of the mynahs decided to take shelter on my neighbour's toilet window when rain poured.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday was a sunny day. We sprayed the lawn with Roundup. I wished I did not have use that and I hope the earthworms in the soil would not be affected as I had read that they would not. I had wanted to spray with a pine-derived organic herbicide called Bio-weed but they come in 15L drums, too much for this project.
This little stretch in front of our garage nex to the car porch will be worked on as soon as we can lay our hands on it. I dislike these bushes and they are getting unsightly with all the little plantlets they are producing.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
My third? fourth? harvest of sweet potatoes. I was almost to tears when I found out my dog, Marco, has 'chopped' off my grape vine (carolina black rose)! It was growing so well! I was angry with my dog for a whole day! I hope by trimming off the rough ends, it will survive and resprout. It was an extremely 'hard prune'. Fellow blogger Scarecrow and another gardener on the forum gave me some hope that it could survive. I have since fenced it with chicken wire and mulched it with bark chips.
The pot of daffodils which did not flower last season finally resprouted! I left the whole pot in the garage, covered with a plastic bag eversince the leaves died down completely. A few mornings ago, I took the pot out and yippee! A daffodil shoot...looks like the complete dying down really regenerated new bulbs as books stated.
I bought and planted some daffodil bulbs under the plum tree (right outside Samuel's bedroom). The ground has turned soft enough to dig eversince we mulched the plum tree canopy heavily.
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