Friday, September 10, 2010

Gardening and Other Things

I have had the BEST intentions to update the blog but just haven't managed it til now. So here's whats been happening!

Last weekend Katie, Megan and Annie came to stay. Kate had to do a TAFE day here, how lucky was that? I had a lovely time with them and while Kate was at TAFE Meg and I made some Onion Marmalade. It is divine. We think you could put it with just about anything (except maybe cereal) to make a meal that little bit more fantastic!
Wes had his 13th Birthday on Monday and was spoilt rotten! He got the stuff he wanted and money, which as of now he hasn't spent, though with tomorrow being Saturday I am sure that will change! He ordered homemade pizzas for dinner and we had ice cream cake.
Here are Dave's strawberries in their new home. He has put the net on to stop birds eating them. There are some on there now just have to redden up.

Don't the sweet peas look good? Finally!

This is the potato rows before we planted the seed potatoes. Two rows of Desiree and two of Atlantic. I will take another pic of them in their hilled glory as per Peter Cundall! Amelia is watering in some cow poo I think.

This is one of the flowers that are in the vegie patch. I must say I have had only two caterpillars so far which I dispatched, so maybe there is something to the plastic moths and silhouette theories.

We got this worm farm to take care of some of our scraps as well as for the worm poo juice. I have to order the worms over the Internet as Mitre 10 don't sell them anymore as they had too much trouble with escapees!

Finally, when we went up to the Tree Tenders last they gave Amelia a punnet of daisy from their reduced table for free. She planted them and is very excited that we have had one bloom.


  1. what is growing in the foam boxes?

  2. In the foam boxes are radishes, lettuces and snowpeas. I was going to do herbs in them but I have a new idea for them!