Sunday, July 29, 2012

Alistair strikes again!

He's back- he's most definitely back! Alistiar has begun a new mini-orchard project at the front of the gardens, and as you can see it has necessitated removing the loquat and rosemary (and a few natives) to make space. (Also necessitated a few stern words from Marijka about the natives- woops.)
In his usual energetic style he has weeded, fertilised, mulched and planted some green manure crops in the area as well. So watch this space- literally! (Sigh- Makes me exhausted just typing all this..) Christine and Diane had been to a sausage making workshop this morning so they decided to take their magnificent creations to the gardens and build a fire "in the gypsy way" (to quote Diane) to cook them, and sip some wine while enjoying the fine view Alistair has now created.
Biggles posed beautifully while more natives were being planted behind her, and our lovely native clematis and hardenbergias are in full flower right now. Spring must be on its way! Check out the blackboard for a new list of seeds to plant now.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Planting Bee

Well the council has delivered all the indigenous plants and mulch as promised for the area behind the basketball hoop- plus a few spare!The last couple of Sundays have been spent weeding and planting in the areas along the path and behind the basketball hoop, and there are still plenty more plants to go. Today we tackled the area next to the front fence, under Marijka and Ros's supervision,(that's Marijka imitating a wood-sprite in the bushes)and it's looking great. Lovely to have Alistair back too- especially when we can make him and Chris the official "barrow boys" to quote Ros.
Someone or something must have been really hungry.... Posted by Rebecca (the old one).

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Greenhorns

This is a group of young farmers in America and a really interesting organisation. They have made a documentary and this is the trailer. Sounds good doesn't it?
Posted by Rebecca.

Friday, July 13, 2012

July planting

Hardenbergia violacia.
Happy wanderer.
Rosemary grevillia.

We did some planting around the half basketball court.

Still some more to go..

Down memory lane.a couple of 'old' timers in the foreground.

The way we were.