Monday, August 31, 2009

The Garden August 2009

Well it has now been over two months without a drop of rain. Same old story year after year. The garden has really suffered this month due to the winter heat wave we have experienced here in Brisbane. The temperature has reached 42c in the sun, that’s just crazy.The plants do not know if it is winter or summer, some plants are flowering two months early, one thing for sure is that this years ‘Open garden’ is going to be very different.
This month I have given my ‘Smart Sub Tropical Gardening’ talk to Benowa Point Garden Club and also at the Cleveland Library.
Warrick and Fabienne returned from their six-week holiday in Switzerland and Scott has left for France to compete in the World Disabled Water Ski Championships’, hope he does well.
Judy goes into Hospital to have her feet fixed up, the rheumatoid has disfigured all the bones in her feet and it is terribly painful walking, hopefully this operation will help her.
I arrived home the other day to find two chickens in our yard, what a mess they made scratching in the mulch, soon found a home for them.
Not much in the way of garden news as I have spent the last three weeks painting the house.
Besides it gets depressing when the place is so dry and you have to spend hours and hours watering just to keep the plants alive.
Judy is having an operation this month to try and straighten both her feet, the rheumatoid has bent and twisted then and she finds it painful to walk.
Well, the last day of the month and 8mm of rain, not a lot but very welcome.

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