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  • Photo-upload-449953?1472247266
    25 Aug 2016
    The official temperature yesterday was 30C, I don’t think my thermometer said that high. I did an emergency watering of potted plants. Shade, Porch and Path got watered while they were in afternoon shade. The garden is very dry. Some of the...

    Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream' Blooming, Scabious 'Flutter Deep Blue' Blooming, Colch...

    Scattered Clouds 24°C / 75°F
  • Photo-upload-449857?1471966962
    22 Aug 2016
    Next door’s cat has taken to using a patch of garden that was left bare when I dug up a geranium as a toilet! Ugh. So now there are 3 pots plonked there . Ha! Cat will have to find somewhere else… Weather is lovely at the moment,warm,s...

    rosa gertrude jekyll Budding

    Clear 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-449937?1472204005
    25 Aug 2016
    My existing weather station was misbehaving. Insects, particularly ants had broken into the electrics (apparently they like the warmth an electrical current emits through the wiring) and had caused malfunctions of most sensors. The only reliable...

    Banana, Cavendish Ripening, Banana, Lady Finger Fruiting, Pink Shell Ginger Blooming, C...

    Clear 30°C / 86°F
  • Photo-upload-449861?1471969733
    22 Aug 2016
    The cosmos and zinnia are blooming well now. Waiting on the Asters and Mums to start their show in a few weeks! Nothing new to report other than the weeds are out of control and I am working on plans to extend my planting beds in the back. More...

    Cosmos Summer Dreams Blooming, Zinnia Giant Velvet Queen Blooming, Zinnia Giant Lavende...

  • Photo-upload-449874?1472013905
    22 Aug 2016
    Sunday was hot, around 30C but in late afternoon it got windy and a new weather system blew in. It was supposed to bring thunder storms and rain, it brought neither – well, a spit of rain, not enough to make any difference to amount in the r...

    Sedum 'Purple Emperor' Blooming, PG Hydrangea Blooming, Seasonal Container garden , an...

    Scattered Clouds 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-449881?1472034852
    19 Aug 2016
    Had to do a hard prune on several things that had been missed in Spring and got too big. Mainly the Elders but also clematis along the south fence and the dogwood. Not good timing but neighbour needs to paint their fence so it couldn’t wait ...

    A's Evening Primrose garden , A's Elderberry garden , Clematis alpina (blue flowers i...

    Partly Sunny 18°C / 64°F
  • 27 Aug 2016
    Today I decided to pot up my fig to a new pot as it was getting a little big for its 30cm pot that I originally planted it in. I also gave it a light prune, removing some lower branches and cutting back the main branches. Done just in time before ...

    Fig 'Saint dominique violette' Repotted and Melbourne fruits garden

  • 27 Aug 2016
    Hi, I am learning to use hydroponic technique to grow some lettuce varieties, and I choose rockwool as the sowing media. Does lettuce germination need some light or just keep it in the dark place? Does this apply to any lettuce variety? Thank you...

    Cloudy 29°C / 84°F
  • 23 Aug 2016
    Let’s be honest, some of us aren’t born with patience and we want to get things as quickly as we can. Maybe this is the reason why we avoid to plant a garden because we think it will take centuries to get the veggies and fruits we want to eat now....