I’m running late with this post! Luckily with the time difference I have a few extra hours up my sleeve…..
This week has been fairly busy with pricking out seedlings, putting in more cuttings and planting up some rooted cuttings. As it is still showering on and off during the day, I moved the wheelbarrow of potting mix onto the back verandah so that I could stay reasonably dry (definitely not clean!) whilst doing these chores!
Some of the seeds I sowed recently has germinated and the little seedlings need to be pricked out and planted into bigger pots. I spent an afternoon doing all the Cosmos seedlings, and started on the Calendula ones. Still oh so many seedlings left to pot up.
Number 2 for this week is the Tibouchina, which is blooming all around the district at the moment. There are 4 trees in our garden, all along the Northern fence line.
Number 3 features the ginormous leaves of the New Guinea Banana plant that we purchased two years ago. You can just see the start of the development of a flower and we are excited to know that we just might get a crop of our very own home grown bananas!
4. The passion fruit vine is finally growing ! It has been in the ground for over a year, not doing much. Then during spring and summer the possums came and ate the tips of all the young shoots, which was a huge setback for the vine. Now look at it grow!
I have also been busy topping up my potted plants with a mix of potting soil and cow manure. They have certainly appreciated that!
And finally, my small raised herb bed, just outside the back door. The Thai basil is extremely prolific, and can swamp the rest of the bed unless it is kept trimmed. The large leaves are Taro, which is a first-time vegetable for both of us.
Ever wondered what was happening in gardens on the other side of the globe? Well, take a look at The Propagator site for an interesting read and maybe you will be inspired to join us!