Oh my goodness – it’s officially spring down in our part of the world. And we are having typical spring weather – torrential rain followed by sunny spells and strong winds that are making my fledgling plants a wee bit stressed.
I am very pleased to see that the shallots are looking promising – people have told me they can be hard to grow but all four have popped up nicely
Slow but steady progress – our espaliers are up ready for the apple trees and grape. The passionfruit also have had their own wires installed so hopefully they will grow enthusiastically!
The ground is horribly wet and one of our olive trees is looking very sad – I’ m not sure Auckland’s clay soil is the right medium for such a tree.
Our lawn however is looking magnificent . So glad we were able to make the decision to lay ready lawn. We would have been awash with mud for the last couple of months if we had been waiting for grass seed to grow.
The roses are all looking great and have lots of leaves starting to bud – yay.
Weekly round up
Tackled one of the little garden strips and planted some pretty annuals this week. Also re-filled some of the planter pots. Hopefully they will take off and add some much needed colour.
Citrus trees are starting to show new growth – especially the orange tree.
It is a very tricky time of year as the weather is very unpredictable and quite violent!
Coriander, sage and thyme, dwarf beans and a jalapeno chili
Polyanthus, pansies, allysum
Potatoes hopefully – ready for Christmas!
Im also hoping we might be able to get the apple trees in – will be weather dependent I suspect.
I have some dahlia bulbs that I couldn’t resist. Now just to work out where to plant them…
Filled up a Bokashi, compost looking good.
We are definitely producing way less actual rubbish which I am vey pleased about but I’m sure we can do even better!