Category Archives: Garden Diary
Warfare, Death and Destruction… well the latter anyway.
Light as a feather and silent as night, the first frost of winter falls and we waken to a white dawn….
Happy Easter Weekend to all my readers … the theme of this week must be Indian Summer … and what better way to celebrate our late burst of summer-in-autumn than this shot of Michael and Sophie doing a bit of … Continue reading
A cornucopia of carrots ! We had an Open Day here at Milkwood on Sunday so to cater for 60 visitors + the resident community here Rose asked me to pull all the mature carrots.
Friday morning – it felt a little chilly overnight so when I did my pre-breakfast walk through the garden I took this photo of my morning temperature reading… the lowest this year. Winter is coming.
Week 29 already, mid-March, 3 days to the Equinox – we had a debate here about the end of summer/start of autumn : is it 1 March or the Equinox ? There are various answers – whatever you decide the … Continue reading
“Rose” I called “More tomatoes”. There followed a muffled scream from inside the kitchen….. well who can blame her ? In the past 2 months she has chopped, dried, reduced, baked, Vercoled and sliced 536kgs of the red beauties. OK … Continue reading
And here we are washing and inspecting them before storage in the dark of the Woolshed store room – amused by Baz and serenaded by the ever musical Harris in red gum-boots. Above the creek running high on Friday morning – it got higher later in the day; Baz inspecting the stream flowing over the road to the OMG But earlier in the week we were able to get out into the garden for some hard hoeing and weeding – below our trusty and hard-working WOOFers (Berber, Michael (aka Zag) and Leigh) clearing out the North border for bee-forage and wind-break planting – with the results of their labours somewhat sodden ! … And here are some pictures of ripening capsicums which are now looking lovely (but again need quick picking to stop rot in the dampness) Yellow Capsicum Corno Giallo ; Red Capsicum Corno Rosso Brown Capsicum Sweet Chocolate ; Orange Capsicum Gourmet Orange … which brings me to the end of another week in the OMG – our usual summary shot below. May I wish all my fellow soaked gardeners joy of the wet and the hope that you don’t get too much rot… which would be rotten.
I think this must be the star of the show this week – a seriously large and heavy Red Pear tomato (900gms). And what a week for harvesting it has been – 101kg of fresh, organic, home-grown food thus : … Continue reading