Thursday, December 29, 2011
Garden News December 2011
Judy and I hope all our blog readers had a great Christmas and we wish one and all the best for the coming year.
The year 2012 looks like it’s going to be another busy year with garden presentations and bus trips already booked.
Since we opened we have bought two car loads of new plants and I have refurbished two gardens, taking out some common plants and putting in rare gingers ect.
Next year will be the last year we will open with ‘Australia’s Open Gardens’ it will be our 11th consecutive year and it’s getting very hard to find help as a lot of our friends are quite frankly getting old.
We still intend to open for bus tours and garden clubs; we do have to charge a small $2 dollar admission fee to pay for the public liability insurance that we have to take out.
I am replacing the old retaining wall in the front driveway at the moment; it’s over 20 years old and is looking its age. The hardest part of the job is getting the old upright sleepers out of the ground, it’s a crowbar job chipping away at the old cement, painful but it has to be done.
My new mower is brilliant, mows in half the time, well worth while getting.
After exhausting virtually all our rainwater prior to the open garden we have now had some good rain and the tanks are again filling.
The sweet smother turf I planted in all the shady spots has took off and it’s great to finally see green lawn in areas that have been barren for years.
All the best and happy gardening for 2012.
My favorite links
- El Arish Tropical Exotics
- Sugar Cane Mulch
- South East Queensland gardening information
- International Tropical Flower and Garden Society
- Cordyline Society
- Towen Mount Tropical plants
- My Photobucket album
- Untangle my Web
- My son Scott's site
- Garden Product Review
- Oz Garden Club
- Tropical Flowering Plants