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May In Your Garden

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 01:46

Welcome, Woo2, good to meet you. I am on the west coast of Canada, on a small island with a rural setting, and perhaps the slug capital of the universe! My property is just an acre, but I am beside a 1000 acre wild park, and have a view of the ocean. My property is steeply sloped, with little soil-sandy and gravelly, and limited water-it is all collected from the roof. My gardening is mostly in terraces and containers, lots of deck space. I am lucky to have a studio/greenhouse which is quite large, that I can heat if I can afford to!

Your garden sounds interesting--dont forget to take some "before" photos so you can appreciate the difference in a few years time. It makes for a good visual reference as well.Love to see some photos!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 17:19

KoalaGirl, my nieces lived in Sandgate, just north of Brisbane, and the older one is a reporter for Channel 9. My brother lived at Cedar Creek, in the Samford Valley. Many happy times spent there. Winter, it is exciting to have spaces to fill in your garden; I might move that pampas to give me some privacy in the gap where some large trees were taken down.Whatever goes there must be drought and deer proof.

It's grey and rainy here, but might brigten up this afternoon, I hope.Don't fancy bagging up grass clippings for mulch in the rain. I get them from my neighbour, who has a huge lawn. I don't, thank goodness.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 21:44

KG, I would plant them out-and keep your fingers crossed. Maybe leave a couple in the shed as backup.You must be excited about your trip. I have travelled to Oz 5x over the years-my brother lived outside of Brisbane. Melbourne must be pleasant at this time of year.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 19:32

Wintersong, I have never fed my pampas grass---perhaps it is a lack of water in the summer.It gets lots of sun.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 18:43

Wintersong, a few years ago I grew some pink pampas grass from seed, after admiring it in someone's garden.It has made a large clump, but sadly it has never bloomed.I wonder if I can move it to the west garden? At least the deer won't eat it.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 16:35

Morning,all--clear here today, but cold--it was only 4* at 6am, and will only get up to about 11 today. Hopefully the weekend will be warmer. It was so cold in the kitchen this morning that my breadmaker wouldn't start until I had the fire on for an hour!

Many outside jobs to do today--tomatoes get put in their big pots; mulching with grass clippings, and cement blocks to be lugged to their final resting place. Finish strimming the driveway. As usual, have too many tomato plants-have given away a lot, but always keep a few as insurance!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 22:19

Welcome to May, everyone--got some sun today, but there is a cold wind. I've been working away like a beaver outside; cleaning up the west garden and redoing the pond, hauling cement block, and taking apart some steps to recycle the timber. I am dogless today, as both are away on a doggie playdate---and now I am knackered, so I'm glad they won't need a walk.Tomorrow is supposed to be fine; but I wish it would warm up.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 00:16

I apologise profusely for giving your strawbs to Yvieh, Koala Girl. But I'm keeping all mine, so there.MMMMM--strawberry/rhubarb jam and pie!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:28

Glorious show, Hyppy Biker, great to see all your hard work paying off. Love those tulips--must plant some more Queen of the Night.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 16:26

Here's hoping, Wintersong--I lost mine last year. But my foxtail lily has lots of lush leaves-it didn't bloom last year, and this is about the 3rd time I've tried to grow them. Fingers crossed.

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