Posted on October 19, 2018
Poppies growing in our old Rushworth garden, from seed collected from our old Ramco garden in South Australia.
Posted on March 21, 2016
We had two very large pumpkin patches from spring last year onwards; one nicely tucked away down the very back of our yard where there is plenty of room to spread, the other patch was under our clothesline (lesson learnt) and completely took over paths, other gardens, the neighbour’s fence, the shed and the lemon trees. I could not wait to get rid of them, patiently waiting for March 12th (and for the Autumn heatwave to be over), the date of the Harcourt Applefest this year. My Harcourt resident friend, who also grows heirloom vegies from seed, had a stall for her heirloom seedlings and invited me along; I made over a hundred bucks on most of those pumpkins that day (still a few left). My whining and moaning about never growing them again turned to “maybe I’ll just grow them down the back next year..”
I grow golden zucchinis almost every year for their delicious buttery flavour. This is the leaf from one of the plants, the plants can grow to about a metre in diameter.
Posted on February 15, 2016
Looking through the umbrella hole on an outdoor table.
Posted on October 7, 2015
I had a bunch of old heirloom seeds planted in pots and growing in a makeshift hothouse while waiting for the weather to warm up. Yesterday the strong Spring winds knocked it over onto it’s back, making a mess of my seedlings.
Posted on September 23, 2015
I’ve claimed my own space down the back to fill up with vegie beds and do what I please with. On marking out paths and beds I decided I’d put a layer of crushed gravel on the paths, so I’ve started with one trailer load (about $40 from the local nursery). While unloading the first shovel loads I decided on the spur of the moment to fill in what was going to be a large plain space in the path (one entrance to the back space) with something artish.