Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sunny day in the garden

It was the warmest day we have had for ages, the lawn was dry enough to mow and even lie down on.  the birds were chirping, Fairy wrens visited the fairy garden and we even got to see a Spotted Pardalote visit the pond.

 Finding winter roses
 Violets are making a heady scent near the front door.  The little one likes to snack on these, afterwards it feels like you are breathing perfume.

"look at all the Chameleons" says the two year old.

 Dainty snow drops remind me of Nanna and cold visits to Ballarat.

 the weeds are making a come back

 something is eating my snow pea seeds, the tip found trellis waits patiently

 second round of broccolli shooting up, had some in our Nasi Goreng for dinner,  yum

 Possums have a penchant for my silverbeet.

 Surprisingly the red one's are left alone.

new plants for the garden, cabbages and violets (which are edible and good for you)

 this weeks major project - doesn't look like much but I have weeded, transplated, dug trenches and planted chitted poatoes - Kipfler, King Edward, Pontiac and a few Purple Congos

 Cubby house found at hard rubbish, where all the best kids toys hang out.

 Enjoying the return of the bees

 We have a new fence, I'm now mulling over the possibilities of what I can grow up it - grapes, kiwi, passionfruit, chokoes???

 Golden dust wattle is just coming out, much prettier than the super showy, somewhat gaudy Cootamundra wattles that are spreading their yellow joy.

Maple doesn't realise Autumn has past and spring is on its way, wonder if it will lose its leaves? Weather due to be freezing again soon, just got 3m of wood delivered, what a welcome relief a sunny day in winter can be.


  1. You have brussels sprouts?! Glorious pics, is this a helebore your small one is holding?

    Loving these sunny days :)

  2. It's funny how a possums will eat one variety, but leave the other one completely alone ( red chard). We had the possums ( or maybe a rat) eating the Washington navel oranges, but it didn't touch one of the Valencia oranges. Weird!

  3. Christine - Manky brussel sprout that hasn't really made good firm hearts. I might try eating it anyway, has taken forever to grow, purple variety grown from seed. Yes the lovely hellebores, most prolific I have seen them this year. Watching the small one like a hawk - she's so keen on trying every flower as food and I think this one is poisonous from memory.

    cheeky possums! they like to bite the necks off my roses too. Didn't know they liked oranges.

  4. Yay for warm winter days! What lovely photos.:) It's always so strange reading blogs from around the world. It's still summer here, hot and humid. Some days fall feels like it will be a blessed relief, and yet others make me hope the summer never ends. We've got our wood all split and stacked waiting for winter, so I won't have to think about it until the first flakes fall! :)

  5. Wow, you have the most AMAZING garden...I am in awe!!


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young