It's been months since we've been able to do any new planting in the paddock. We've just kept the existing plant life alive during the hot and dry summer and much of our Autumn, to date, has been dry too. We did have a lovely almost 20mm of rain nearly two weeks ago but that's all. I shared the post below from the Australian Butterfly … [Read more...] about Planting Grasses in the Paddock
With a forecast of a beautiful pre-Spring day of 18C and blue skies, Graham and I decided to spend most of the day in the garden. But before we got started we went to visit a local reserve where wild orchids and other beautiful but miniature plants grow. He'd not seen it before and it was the perfect way to start the day. Came back home for a cuppa … [Read more...] about Beautiful Saturday
Well, it's so good that we now have cooler weather with recent rains. And more rain due this coming week. BUT, this weekend we had perfect weather for planting. Blue skies and sunshine on Saturday, cloudy on Sunday but dry, with a bit of wind. But not too much. And we didn't have other events on to get in the way of our plans. On Friday I'd gone … [Read more...] about Planting time!
At last, the rains and cooler weather have arrived and with that, suitable weather for more planting. Graham and I have a lot of time to make up - it's been almost 5 months since we last planted in earnest. Over the past two weekends I've been planting salvias in one section but this past weekend we've gone back to planting more Australian natives. … [Read more...] about More planting in the paddock garden
Despite it being summer Graham and I thought we'd get some planting done in our new paddock garden. There is a section at the top of the paddock which is usually damp, even through summer, as the run off from our septic system goes through this area. Consequently we need to plant things that didn't mind having damp or wet feet. And Silver Birches … [Read more...] about Silver Birches added to our Garden Project