Been a little while since I've reported on how our paddock garden is going. We've had to stop planting since around December and have spent many evenings watering new plants. Thankfully, during January, we've had a fair amount of rain - a lot more than last year, and the highest January rainfall since we started recording it back in 2014. This has … [Read more...] about Our Paddock Garden update
It's been awhile since I've written here but we have been busy - work, some gardening, Christmas, New Year, family, holidays. Back to work tomorrow! Over the past couple of weeks, when the weather has permitted, my husband and I have been outside in the garden. We love it there, and on summer evenings it's so easy to remain outside till after … [Read more...] about New year garden work
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
This is the last week of the landscaping work. Today was Day 36. They finished the final toppings on the pathways, topped up the fire-pit area, added the granite stones, and then smoothed off the area that was once a lawn. Can't believe it's done! It's now up to us to finish the work with lots of planting and mulching, and over time … [Read more...] about Garden Project Week 12