Sunday, October 31, 2010

Garden News November 2010

It’ been a very busy month with three bus tours through the garden.
We had Caboolture and District Bromeliad Society, Bundaberg gardeners and the Stafford garden club; I also had a garden presentation to the Royal Horticultural Society at Mt Coot-tha Botanical gardens.
With all the visitors the garden has required a lot of upkeep; I suppose it will mean less work to prepare for Open garden coming up in a few weeks time.
Judy and I celebrated our 42nd Wedding anniversary this month, and became grand-parents for the second time to a little premature baby girl named Charlotte; she spent three weeks in hospital but is now home with her loving parents.
I have delivered 4500 open garden flyers to every club and nursery I could find, what with that and the channel 7s ‘The Great South East’ we should have a good ‘Open Garden’ and Channel 10 will be doing an outside broadcast here for the weather on Thursday 18 November.
The garden is looking good, greener than ever, only problem is the Custard Apples are late losing their leaves due to the cool start to spring.
The really good news is that we have had 220 mills of rain or 10 inches in October, to think this time last year we went almost seven months without any rain. It’s such a bonus not having to spend hours each day watering.
Judy and I had a nice trip up the coast and firstly going to Yandina markets, then to see Maureen Simons nursery at Nambour then finally to see Paul and Margaret Lancaster at Sunshine Coast Water gardens.
We obviously came home with a car full of plants, I was especially please to add another six Costus to my collection.
All systems go to our Open Garden, hope the weather is fine for us and that we get lots of visitors.

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