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May In Your Garden

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 14:36

Glad your sister's wedding enjoyed fine weather.  Did everyone admire your paper flowers?  It was good for my nephew's wedding last Friday

 We are now keeping our fingers crossed for my neice's wedding on Saturday.  It is autumn here so the weather is a mixture of sunshine and showers.  We went to the park today and it was strange to see all the autumn leaves on the trees.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 14:32

Perfectly understandable!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 12:43

Hi all.  Just popped in to say that today's wedding went well.  Tomorrow is my neice's hen night, which includes a tour of haunted Melbourne  Her wedding is next week.

So we will be seeing a bronzed adonis when Geoff returns from sunny climes.  Still my beating heart.

Those temperatures at home are still dipping down a bit at night - the forecast says 5 on Tuesday.  Please can somebody sacrifice something to the weather god to make it warm up before I come back home?

Spring onion looking garlic

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 19:35

Hi.  You have pulled them far too early.  They will not be ready until the summer.  I sowed mine last autumn and they will probably be ready at the end of July.  At this time of year the leaves look a bit dodgy because they have been through the winter but new leaves should be coming up.  They will be ready to harvest when all the leaves fall over. 

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 19:31

Kate - When are you heading down to Cornwall?  Have you made enough flowers yet?

It's 4:30am here but I've been awake for ages.  That's what comes of going to bed too early!  I keep wishing it was time for the hotel to serve breakfast as a bit of vegemite toast would go down a treat.

Dean- Is that the start of your polytunnel?  It looks very impressive.  My dad is always wishing he had one.  Again, I have no personal knowledge of them because my garden is not big enough.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 08:46

You will be relieved to hear that I managed to leave Dubai and am now in Melbourne at last.  I was so keen not to miss the flight this time that I went and sat outside the departure gate an hour before it opened.  There is a tram stop outside my hotel but I quite like the distant dinging noise they make, it's like the sound you hear from boats moored in a harbour,

Getting back to gardening.......I usually grow runner beans and french beans.  Each year I toy with the idea of giving up on runners because they have loads of flowers which don't turn into beans whereas every french bean flower turns into a bean.  It is nice to have both though.

This year I am growing a variety of dwarf french bean with purple flowers for a change but can't remember what they are.

We've got a large number of GC's just around where I live for some reason.  I only buy plants in Wyevale from the reduced section.  There is a lovely local independent nursery which has plants at a much better price.  They also have a v nice cafe with home cooked food which is always well worth a visit.

Garden Gallery

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:30

Free plants - always the best kind

Big blobs of clear jelly!

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:29

I wish I hadn't looked at those!  Yuck.  In the past I have found lumps of snail/slug eggs but I don't believe that they were as big as 3 grapes.  Also, they were not out in the open, they were in damp nooks and crannies.

Depression and how gardening saved me

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:26

I definitely find gardening is a mood enhancer.  If I have had a bad day in the office I feel so much better the moment I walk out into my garden.

Garden Gallery

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:20

I love photo's of leaves with raindrops.  One of those pictures looked like the leaf had quicksilver on it - beautiful. 

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