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What@s happened to everyone???

Where are you all?

Posted 25 days ago
graibeard

graibeard

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Australia9b

Hiding :-)
Good to see that you’re not though. :-))

Don’t ask how the garden is growing here. It’s too cold for anything to grow at the moment.

Hopefully you’re faring a bit better?

Posted 25 days ago

Not really – 5 degrees at the moment and 4 expected!

Strange day: one minute sun, then pouring. Have you had snow tonight?

The main joy at the moment is all the bulbs budding or flowering.
My veggie patch is covered with self sown red and green mini cos lettuce, cress, rainbow chard, spring onions and parsley, so have been eating very healthily through winter – and for free!
Strawberries are beginning to flower, and the silvanberries have been tricked into thinking it was spring.
Otherwise, lots of maintenance to be done.
Hope all’s well with you.

Posted 24 days ago
graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

No snow, but very close – sleet, slush and hail. Absolute doozy of a frost this morning (now Monday) and a low mist as well. Won’t be rushing any of the frost tender plants in, that’s for certain.

I noticed the Jonquils and daffs are out around the area. our Blood lillies are back to the leaf stage, getting prepped for next season – now that’s one spectacular and hardy plant!
I’m thinking we should put the goats back into the ‘veggie’ garden and clean that out, just in case we put something in this year!

Agree re the maintenance, I’d love to be back on top of things again – no matter how briefly.
Yep, so far, so good :-)

Posted 24 days ago

Have just googled blood lily – they certainly are different!

My parcel of bulk lily longiflorum (I know they’re common) and hippeastrum has just arrived, so I will have to brave the cold this morning and pot rhem up.
Posted 24 days ago

Lovely to hear from you, Graibeard. Like Jap, I too, thought things were a bit quiet here. However, I put it down to winter time and sleeping gardens. Not everyone has year round sunshine and warmth as I do. I’m often trying to slow down or stop things from growing. Winter gives me a break from excessive heat and rain, and, thank goodness, far less mowing.

Jap, your garden sounds lovely, and I envy your vegetable collection. A self-sowing garden is what I was aiming for, but I still have a long way to go.

However, we are now at the end of August, and here in the tropics the pace of growth is beginning to pick up. I’ve noticed the cassava is starting to leaf out again. My vege patch, oh I don’t even want to think about the vege patch. The grass is shoulder high, strangling vines have encroached upon its fences and perennial plantings, shrubs have arisen in the most awkwards spots, and I don’t have any little ducks left to go in there and trample it down for me. A python moved in over the summer and, one by one, ate all of my ducks! Really not happy!

Posted 22 days ago | Last edited 21 days ago
graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

@Carol,
It’s been a while! Gulp
As I was reading your post, I thought of your ducks and wondered how they were. Bugger, that’s not the answer I was expecting.

I’m thinking that we need to put the goats in to our patch just to beat the weeds into submission. The work we’ve done to improve the soil has worked, as evidenced by that said, weed growth extraordinaire.
Pumpkins – this year it will be pumpkins; at the very least. Lots of pumpkins (The family has been saving seed! – that makes that part easy.)

Posted 22 days ago

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