Monday, December 10, 2012

Recent Foods from the Ararat Garden

Some rhubarb.
Some loquats.
And some gooseberries.

Photos: iphone

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Today's Loveliness

Parkinson's Passion
The Parkinson's Disease Association's Rose.

Photo: 21 Nov, 2011 
Pendlebury Hill, Ararat, Victoria, Australia

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Amazing Pinkie Rose

Love this time of year.
The Pinkie Rose covering the front of our house is in full bloom.
It's beautiful.
And pink.

photo: iphone - 11 Nov, 2012 
Ararat, Victoria, Australia

Friday, November 2, 2012

Rool Purdy

Spring - 2012
Irises in the front garden.

Photo - iphone: 31st Oct, 2012 
Home, Ararat, Victoria, Australia

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Such a Clever Garden

Spring 2012
Aren't plants the most amazing things?
This year we have our first decent crop of mandarins.
This bowl represents about an 1/8 of the tree's bounty.
The fruit is sublime.
Sweet, juicy and just the right amount of tart.
It's an Emperor variety and the tree must be about 3 to 4 years old.

Photo: iphone 27 Oct, 2012
Home, Ararat, Victoria, Australia

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The First

The first bunch of roses from our garden this Spring 2012.
The fragrance is intoxicating.

photo: iphone 25th Oct, 2012 
Home, Ararat, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Utter and Total Neglect

 My first ever Lilac flowers - smell divine!
Spring - October 2012
I really do have the best and most clever garden.
I totally abandoned it 7 months ago and left it to its own devices.
7 months!
Not a drop of water other than from the sky, no seasol, no weeding, no pruning.
And do you know what - not one single plant died!
I know - 'mazing!

In fact, parts of it are positively flourishing.
So very, very clever.
Lisbon Lemons
Red Nasturtiums in the Dwarf Abelia Hedge 

Unknown Rose

Home, Ararat, Victoria, Australia
Photos: iphone 24 Oct, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gypsy Livin' - Mum and Dad's Garden

Winter 2012
Time to say good-bye to my beautiful little garden in South-West Victoria,
and hello to gardening like a gypsy!
I know!
How am I going to do that?!

Well....being the footloose and fancy-free types we have morphed into, we shall be dividing our time between different places in Australia.
I shall have to take the opportunity to till the soil when and where I can.
It's not like - I can't NOT garden.
If there's one thing I know about myself and my life, it's that I shall always have to plant little seeds into the ground and share my life with plants.

At the moment, we are in my Mum and Dad's lovely garden in South-East Queensland on top of mountain.
Queensland is kinda sub-tropical but here, where they live, it gets rather chilly.
So I have been busy planting peas:
Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Telegraph Pole Peas.
Some Baby Broccoli,
Pak Choi,
Sweet Peas,
Snap Dragons,
Bulbs - Dutch Iris, Grape Hyacinth, Narcissus.

Do Mum and Dad want all these vegies in their garden?
Is that a consideration?!  

iphone shots - 13 June, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yellow Tomatoes

I feel a batch of chutney coming on.

Home: 9th Feb,2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

White Nectarines

In my last post I mentioned White Nectarines.
It's the first time our tree has fruited - I think this is the 2nd year it has been in the ground.
It made about 15 fruits.
Here's what's left.
They are especially perfect - we don't like soft fruit.
But we don't like juiceless fruit either.
It has to be juuuuuust right.
And hooray!!
They are.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thanks Garden - You're Ace!

From the garden today.
Some roses.
And some tomaties.
Thanks garden.

oh yeah!!
And our first ever nectarine (a white one).
No evidence, as we ate it.
Thanks Uncle Tony and Uncle Pino for striking the tree for us.
(they both struck one for us and one carked it but we can't remember which was which!)

Home - 27 Jan, 2012


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