Wednesday, April 11, 2007

March 2007 Garden News

Started off the month by renewing the back garden under the’ Nam Doc Mi’ Mango, virtually no soil left only a lot of fibrous roots. A metre of good soil did the trick and has cleaned up a part of our garden that looked a bit neglected.
Another two metres of soil carted in by trailer which we used to top up other gardens where the original soil has shrunk.
Autumn and it is just so hot and dry. It’s like midsummer with temps in the high 30s with absolutely no rain forecast.
It is now the end of March and the heat has just not let up. Absolutely no rain whatsoever, the plants are just keeping alive, the trees are stressed, fruit trees have shed their fruit in order to cope with the dry and the lawns are brown and dying. What a picture. I have finished planting the new garden and it should look good for next November’s opening. I have entered the ‘water wise’ garden competition run by our Brisbane paper ‘The Courier Mail’. Do not think we can win, but believe we have done enough to warrant an entry.
Still have a lot of shoulder pain and Doctor Say’s it’s ‘tendonitis’ of the shoulder and that I should take it easy. The best I can do is no more new gardens.

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