02 May 2010Frontyard garden , Pink Rose Fertilising, Artichoke, Cal Green Globe (WS) Fertilising, Lavender, Provence F...
I took the lid off of my weed tea and to say that it smelled like sin doesn’t even begin to cover it. Not even remotely. I have no words to describe the stink. Perhaps this small fact will help illustrate — within 2 minutes of taking the lid off, the bucket was swarmed by flies. B...Overcast 29°C / 84°F
07 Mar 2010Frontyard garden , Pink Rose Pruning, Lavender, Provence Pruning, and Big Pretty Pruple Azalea Pruning
I should have pruned my rosebush a month ago, but with all the snow it was hard to get to. I tackled it today. I left four healthy-looking canes about 2 feet tall, with a few side branches. I also pruned back the azalea bush, on the one side that always grows over the walkway. I chopped the bud...12°C / 53°F
30 Jun 2009Frontyard garden , Marigolds Seeding, Cleome Budding, Lavender, Provence , Nasturtium, Fordhook Showing Tru...
I’m really happy with my cleome and marigolds. I think the foliage and heights look nice together — and the cleome hasn’t even bloomed yet! But it’s getting ready to. It’s got quite a few buds on it. I have also continued to save seeds from the marigolds. I have ...Overcast 29°C / 84°F
17 May 2009Frontyard garden , Big Ugly Prickly Evergreen Shrub Thing , Cleome Transplanted, Artichoke, Cal Green Globe...
I did a lot of hard work in the front yard yesterday. First, I removed the stump of the ugly evergreen shrub thing. I dug all around it with a shovel, then I used my pruning saw to cut the roots under it. It was hard work, but it only took about 30 minutes. Interestingly, the soil around the s...Overcast 15°C / 59°F