- pruned my chilli padi plants.
- thinned out my pak choy and gai choy/mustard green seedlings.
- built a shade for my transplanted green globe artichoke plants & trimmed them.
- sowed sweet corn and other vege seeds.
- sowed lucerne seeds for green manure.
- did watering.
- deadheaded my daisy bushes.
- deadheaded my King Alfred daffodils.
Friday, August 26, 2011
It was a really busy 3 hours I had out in the garden last Saturday. I :
New chives emerging from the soil. Oh I just loving seeing life spring forth from the dead ground!
I sowed some yellow capsicum, kang kong (water spinach), egg plant, cucumber and lady's finger seeds.
Friday, August 27, 2010
I inspected my worm farm today. The lowest tray was certainly ready to harvest. Good that no many worms are living there. Those few that are are probably anti-social hehe... I harvested 1.75 buckets of compost ready to fertilise the vege patches.
I planted some bulbs of Siberia Oriental lilies where my calla lilies, daisies and rose shrub are. All except the rose are white which is what i want...same colour theme. These lilies are summer bulbs so I shall have some flowers in summer too.
The vege patch F is doing great though the vege are growing at snail pace due to the cold.
This jonquil below was not what I wanted. I had bought what I thought was daffodil bulbs from Dandenong Market but they did not turn out to be. So angry with the fellow who put a picture of a large yellow daffodil and told me they were daffodils.
The plum flowers are blooming. Looking forward to sweet plums in summer.
Snow peas are finally flowering. The winds have been really strong these few days. Hope that they wont be damaged.
This daffodil has bloomed under the plum tree out of Samuel's room. Not what I really wanted too. I thought the picture showed a yellow one? Now that I have thrown the packaging out, I cannot find out. At least it is a daffodil. Every morning, Samuel and I would peer out of his window to check if a new daffodil has opened...so far two!
Daffodil little mist! That's the yellow one below. I am having at least 8 in total and they are from last years' bulbs. Last year I had only two bloom but this year is good! Next year I hope even better. Getting greedy haha...
Pak Choy Purple and Pak Choy Green are coming to the end of their lifespan. They have flowered and I hope to collect some seeds. Amazingly, the flowers are very fragrant.
Samuel and I placed our noses so close to smell the flowers that we get yellow powdery pollen on top of our lips. :)
Last night, our little family went to Bunnings to get some roundup and stuff as we are planning to poison our weeds and grass to make way for a brand new lawn which is to die for. I also came across a flowering plant with such gorgeous blue flowers. It was so irresistible that hubby gave me the go ahead to buy two pots. Even he liked them. See the two brightest blue pot of flowers? They are the senetti. I have not decided where to plant them yet. Seems tempting to plant next to the blue daisies.
Out of our main door, the pittosporum golden sheens are growing well. I am looking forward to cutting their 'hair' in spring because I am looking forward to seeing them bush up.
Out of my bedroom window this morning, I snapped a nice picture of my french lavender as the sun rises over my neighbour's roof. How wonderful to wake up to this picture right out of your window.
Monday, June 7, 2010
I planted about 20 daffodil bulbs under the mulching around the plum tree. Hoping to see beautiful yellow blooms out of Samuel's room in spring/summer 2011.
Friday, August 21, 2009
The peach tree which bore yummy peaches for us is already flowering. However, I do not see many flowers this year compared to last year. Maybe this peach tree is one of those that produces once every two years. Pretty peach blossoms. Fortunately I am able to enjoy the beautiful view out of our living room window for the second time before moving out one week later. Most of the plum trees on this property are flowering. Beautiful plum blossoms.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Actually today is my Hubby's birthday but haiz...we had to be out at the new house doing work as we could not reach a common date with the tradesmen and pittosporum supplier. Here's the tag from our Pittosporum Golden Sheen : Some daffodils have sprouted at the patch next to the garage :
This tiny stretch of fence will not have any Pittosporum Golden Sheen. It has some arum lily bush growing. We had relocated some arum lily from another part as it interfered with pittosporum planting (the one on the left was a relocation. Hope it survives replanting) :
Another clump. The middle one was original where else those two on its left and right are relocations :
I have let this rose shrub go haha...I have uprooted all other rose shrubs except this lucky one. I have pruned its long branches this morning without much knowledge. See if it will produce some beautiful blooms for me :
This is the plum blossoms from our plum tree. It is white instead of pink and smells mild :
My immediate neighbour has a camelia which is flowering. I really dont mind admiring hers because I have pulled up mine to make way for fruit trees :
A neighbour further away has a Magnolia tree. Beautiful tree with beautiful blossoms for ornamental purposes. I am not going to have one since it has only lovely flowers and is very expensive, so I will be content with admiring that nearby tree this time every year.
I sought the tradesman's help with identifying this succulent plant. He mentioned it was a Jade plant and this plant is grown for good luck and prosperity. Whatever, it is pretty and have lovely flowers and I will keep them where they are. I have three growing at the side of the house :
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