Monday, September 9, 2019

Staying indoors

Since it's raining all week ,  I'm spending some time on my indoor jobs. Like pulling out over grown plants from the terrariums . Which really is a fiddly job . I don't have huge hands , but I feel ham fisted . Probably I need some sort if long tweezers .
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The make shift vivarium got rearranged ...again . A few things added , a few things removed .  I chased a fly out , or I think it's out , it kept hiding from me....

I've got tiny blooms in the vivarium



And  seedlings
Orchids with bloom buds 

An  odd planting structure I made . 

So far all is well in my  subterranean world  . 

Monday, August 26, 2019

August in the garden

Normally it's July that I get fed up with how dry and crispy everything gets . I start hacking every thing down, hoping that  they have enough time to come back before the frost kills them off again.

This year I decided after fourteen years of adding , adding  and adding plants to fill every available inch of the garden . It was time to smooth out a few areas.

I started here around the Eucalyptus tree . I've left a few things in for now ! I'll have another cull  after the summer.

Found a few things hiding !

I was encouraged  by that  !  So  I went on to remove most of my planting from under the Plum tree. It only ever looks nice in early spring. Then it's just dry and sad which is when I want to cut every thing back.
I dug up most of the shade plants and potted them up .  It was always to dry under the Plum and they get blasted with late sun . 


I've dumped lots of  pea gravel down .



Much happier and no watering !

Friday, July 26, 2019

This morning in the garden

I'm keeping my eye on the Teasels . I really do not need more self-seeders in the garden .




















Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Half way down the garden path

One load of gravel down ! 

I've been clearing a path down the North fence side of my front garden . 

Still more to clear 

I'm looking forward to not having plastic buckets everywhere.



Not sure about these two Panicum grasses , but I'll leave them for now.