Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's the weekend again!!

Ok, well news is....

The rainwater tank is full, the weeds are still loving the little bits of rain that we have been getting.

The veggie garden is still going well, it looked especially good this morning with the sun on it after we had a little rain last night, the plants are now big enough that they are (mostly) surviving two naughty chooks getting in there, scratching for tasty treats of grubs and caterpillars.In the bed next to the veggie patch is what I believe is a Satsuma Plum, last year it was looking quite sick, with almost half of it dead wood, and I think after our rather hot and dry summer this year it may be completely dead now. So this afternoons job is to get the secateurs out and see if I can find any non-dead wood, and if I cant then to pull it out and I will have myself another garden bed.

From the fruit trees that were planted last year the Almond tree has a few buds on it and is waiting to come into flower and the Apricot tree is showing signs of flowering too, there is deffinate dead branches that need to be cut off but some definite "alive" ones aswell, (see what happens with a little rain and no "easy-fix" poisons, I choose to think of it as "living mulch")
The two apples still have a few leaves on the tips of the branches, the lemonade tree is slowly putting out new leaves, but I will have to wait and see if the Satsuma plum and Peach tree have hung in there after last summer, I cant see any definite buds but they dont look dead either, so it is a wait and see thing.

This week I have gone out an bought more plants from our lovely Arid Land Nursery:
  • Melaleuca Pentagona (0.5 x 3m high)
  • Eremophilla Deticulata ssp trisulcata, pink (2m x 2m)
  • Eremophill Serpens, red stamen
  • Eremophilla alternifolia, Magenta (2.5m x 2.5m)
  • Eremophilla Galbra Roseworthy, red (ground cover)
  • Eremophilla Galbra hybrid, plum (0.5m x 2m)
  • Grevillea Flora Mason (2m x 2m)
  • Grevillea Ellendale Pool (ground covering, 1m x 2m)
  • Chamelaucium sp, geraldton wax
  • Hardenbergia violacea, Purple Coral Pea
  • Hardenbergia violacea Rosea, Pink Coral Pea
Hopefully I will get a chance this weekend to get them in the ground some of them will go in the native garden out the back but I also want to try to get something growing out in the front yard that wont need lots of watering, so what used to be a rose garden I think I am hopping to turn into another bird attracting native garden.

So now I shall be off to enjoy what is left of this wonderful day outside in the garden.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like your doing very well!! Keep up the good work! And I know all about those dammed marshmallow plants! I whipper snipped mine too! heheheehe

Mertle from ALS