Wednesday was a public holiday here in Australia, so my husband and I spent some time in the garden in the afternoon. We had over 300 bulbs to get into the ground, in preparation for Spring. The weather has begun to cool down, although we still haven’t had a lot of rain here. Been the driest Summer/Autumn period in our region for quite sometime. A few weeks ago we had to have 10,000 litres brought in by truck, as our tank was almost empty – it’s usually kept full from overflow from the house tanks.
Anyway, my husband bought this awesome tool some months ago. It’s called the Power Planter. We love it. He showed me how to use it the other day and I planted 14 Salvia bushes in quite a short time. Not only a time saver, it saves your back too! Anyway, today’s project was to plant the bulbs and we were so thrilled to get them done in just over an hour! Just over an hour! Had we been doing it the old way (digging over the soil, digging a hole for each bulb, etc) it would have taken much longer and our backs would have felt it too.
Anyway, as I said, we love our power planter. Just makes the job easy. Graham made the holes, I dropped the bulbs in, then watered them in and covered them over. Easy peasy. Hopefully, next Spring, this whole stretch at the top of our paddock garden will be filled with colour. We planted: Liliums, Dutch Crocus, Hoop Petticoat, Garland Lilies, Daffodils, Tulips, Freesia, Ranunculi, Grape Hyacinth, Spring Stars, Anemone, Ixia and Dutch Iris. Also a Ferraria Undulata that I saw at the garden show last month in Melbourne. We still plan to put some ground cover in this section for the rest of the year. Thinking on which ones in particular at the moment. Hopefully we’ll complete that soon.