Saturday, August 02, 2008

July 2008 news

So far winter has been very mild, today the first day of July the daytime temperature is 26c, it’s pretty weird as the mangos are in full flower and there are still plenty of insect pests around.
We are looking forward to the Nambour garden Expo; it’s probably the best show of the year and certainly one of our garden highlights.
We went to the Expo and of course bought many new plants then had a nice afternoon with some friends at Nambour.
The weather is still really strange, it’s only mid July and the Torch Haemanthus is coming into flower, it’s just too warm.
More winter rain has fallen; the garden is very wet, not complaining though.
We had a busload of visitors from a local Retirement Village through this month, organised through the ‘Open Garden Scheme’, they enjoyed the garden and found it hard to believe when I told them the garden was in winter mode and did not look the best,
Judy and I drove up to the Caboolture ‘Farm Fantastic’ and bought two more rainwater tanks from ‘Bundaberg Plastics’, another 15,000 litre and a 5000 litre, this will now bring our total capacity to 80,000 litres. That’s it ‘NO MORE TANKS”.
I had a bit of a splurge with this year’s tax cheque, a new Olympus E-520 DSLR Camera with three lenses including a macro; (the garden photos should be bigger and better) a colour fish finder and pushbike.
Yes, I am getting ready for retirement.
It’s the end of month and it’s wet, wet, and wetter, never thought I would say it but we DO need a spell of dry weather.
Finally having a cold spell, I am now hoping there is not a frost.
Have an interesting week coming up, it is the 50th anniversary of RAAF Military Working Dogs and there’s a parade and family BBQ on at the Amberley RAAF base. It will be interesting to catch up with old friends. I was in the RAAF from 1966 to 1987.

1 comment:

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

This is an interesting Bromeliad with the dots. Is it an Aechmea? Here in my garden the Wisteria starts to flower, it is early too, perhaps because we had so much rain!