Tuesday, 6 September 2011

lime green everywhere

It's spring in Melbourne, Australia and everything is turning lime tree with the new growth.

I have planted my first Roma tomato. I know it is early, but I always plant them early and I do protect them.  I'll probably plant a few more in two week's time. Five plants seem to give me enough fruit to bottle as sauce.

And for the final picture; completely off the track as far as gardening goes. I love to decorate my home, and for quite some time now I have wanted a tree sculpture in my house to hang decorations from, clip cards to , etc,. They are quite expensive for what they are, so I thought I would make my own. I am very pleased with the finished job. It needs one more coat of paint though.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has sprung, and just in time for my sanity.

Some photos of my veggies and what is currently happening in the garden. Plenty of Spring / Summer planting to be done in the coming weeks though.......
This is the January King Cabbage. Its colours are absolutely striking.

Awhile ago I blogged about my new veggie area. This is how it's looking. I have been picking the rocket from the front, the cauliflowers and broccoli are doing well and look healthy, and the snowpeas at the back are beginning to climb.

The asparagus is continuing to pop through, and enough now for the two adults in the house once a week to feast on. The kids don't seem to have the taste for it yet.

This is the first of the new leaves on one of my newly planted pear trees...very exciting!

The raspberry canes are well and truely starting to shoot new leaves now, and the new season canes are quickly coming through.

Lots of English spinach to add to meals.

The dark patch at the front of this bed has just had more Rocket sown.
These are three cauliflowers that were left over, so I just planted them here. The one on the right is twice as big as the other two. Interesting to see how big the Cauli gets.

Leeks are a little slow, but will eventually get there.
Little capsicum seedlings were planted today.

Down in the back beds there are plenty of savoy and red cabbages on the grow, as well as more carrots, spring onions, and the celery which I grow for the tops to give to the bunnies and is already being picked.

Yah Spring!!!! Soon for the tomato planting!!!!