New addition to Vegetable Garden
I have waited for such a long time to buy and plant the beautiful globe artichoke.
Finally done it and have found pride of place for them.
They sit on either side of a path over looking the north east aspect of our garden. They will form a large bush and put up those amazing arms of artichoke and...
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West garden activity
What a beautiful Autumn day in Adelaide.
Blue skies, sunshine and a slight cool breeze. Perfect for gardening.
Today, Nick and I ventured to “Hillside Herbs” in McLaren Vale to visit Steve. He is the most helpful and genuine person one could meet. He knows everything about herbs. He i...
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Anzac formal garden
The West garden
Many months have passed since we prepared the slope of our west garden. This allowed time for the weeds to die over the hot Australian summer.
It’s now autumn and we have started with some good solid rain. The soil is softer and moist.
Our wonderful gardener and mind reader, Gavin has added...
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What's for dinner?
It was a mixed bag in regards to the weather in Adelaide.
It certainly was productive. When it was not raining, I was planting corn, celery and lemongrass seedlings in the vegetable plots. I was also able to tame the pumpkin, zucchini and tomato ramblers. This did mean losing some fruits but ther...
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Rambling finds on Australia Day
It’s Australia’s Day long weekend and I decided to get my garden in order.
I think my excitement for harvesting and wanting a bounty of fruit is taking its toll. The garden just looks so cluttered. You can’t even see the path where you are walking. In this part of the garden, b...
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January 2013 in the Clarendon Garden
Today of all days is a great time for me to catch up on my garden journal. Its 40 degrees outside and to make matters worse, it’s very windy. It’s a fire danger day that is for sure.
It’s been far too long since I have used Folia. The end of 2012 was a very hectic time for me at...
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Rain or Shine
This weekend has been a little bit of hit and miss when it comes to the weather.
Yesterday we travelled to Myponga to pick up some roses. We needed some more Iceberg Burgundy standards for our drive way. Whilst we were there we picked up some more Papa Meiland, the Children’s rose and Pierr...
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Gardening Bliss over the Long Weekend
It has been one of the best weekends I have had in such a longtime and there is still one day left of our long weekend – The Queen’s birthday.
This weekend I realised that “one man’s junk is another person’s treasure”. This is so true of gardening. On Saturday,...
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Here comes the rain again
I woke up today feeling quite sad. My Aunty Evelyn in America passed away yesterday. I got to reconnect with her in 2004 when we visited San Francisco. I recall I had arrived at the Union Hotel and was not feeling well -a cold picked up from the long flight from Hong Kong. Aunty Evelyn and Uncle ...
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Autumn 2012 - Diamond Days
What a beautiful day. Autumn would have to be my most productive and enjoyable time of year. The sun was out, the weather was warm and I had a list of things to do which was more than ambitious. To top all of that off, I had 4 extra helpers. Gardening is always more fun with friends and family.
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