Thursday, January 14, 2010

Finalist 'Gardener of the Year'

If you are here after reading 'Gardening Australia' magazine then please have a look at my photo album, it's got photos from every 'Open Garden' and every project I have done plus 1000's of plant photos all from our garden.
Please enjoy the tour of our garden.

PS. After the rain the garden is looking great, amazing how things come back.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

December 2009 garden news

After the less than successful open garden we went up the coast to Mooloolaba for a well deserved break, only problem was that doing nothing does not really suit me as I ended up with a very painful hip and had several visits to doctors and Chiropractors to get it better, basically a month of not working in the garden.
The dry weather continued until Boxing Day, then Santa came and finally after over six months brought some welcome rain, overall in the last week of 2009 we have had about 110 mills.
I could not be happier.
I have now started to plant out some of the new plants we have been saving for rainy day.
It’s amazing how quickly the garden can recover, we have lost quite a few plants but others that were on the brink of dying are now recovering.
I do not think I will be doing any major projects this year as I am finally happy with the garden the way it is, we will still collect rare plants and change garden beds ect, but no new gardens this year.
I think 2010 will be a year of consolidation and just making the garden better and of course more interesting for our visitors.
I am of course anxiously awaiting news from ‘Gardening Australia’, it would be so nice to win the title ‘Gardener of the Year’, Judy and I have certainly put the effort into our passion.
Overall I am looking forward to 2010; I have quite a few garden club bookings already as well as ‘Smart Gardening’ and the visiting the gardening societies and clubs we belong to.
This New Year will bring in many changes including our youngest son getting married and perhaps them moving into a new house and of course we are following our grand-daughters progress seeing changes in her every week.