A one acre Sub Tropical garden situated just east of Brisbane. We have opened our garden to the public for 18 years. We open in November to aid a specific charity. On this weekend get a lot of pleasure meeting fellow gardeners. Judy sells many rare plants and this helps us to do more projects and buy more plants. Judy and I are 'plants-people'and cannot resist buying something rare that we do not have. It has been very hard gardening as we seem to be in a severe drought most years.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
September 2012 Garden News
We are having an early summer with quite high temperatures
and of course NO rain.
Worrying about the lack of rain seems to be the story of my
life, but it is so frustrating having to spend countless hours hand watering
then find your tanks are going close to empty.
Hopefully we will get some decent rain before the ‘Open Garden’.
I think I have probably done more to improve the garden this
year than any other year, with many metres of soil, compost ect brought in and
existing gardens refurbished and replanted.
As I have said before ‘“a good garden is never finished, it
is always evolving”.
Queen of the Abyss
No garden talks or bus tours this month, which is good as it
gives us more time to get ready for the ‘Open Garden’.
We have had two very interesting Amorphophallus plants in
flower, photos shown below.
Typhonium venosum 'Voodoo Lily'
Amorphophallus bulbifer (snake plant) seed pod
I have bought a new camera Nikon D3200 with 24 mega pixels;
stand by for some good photos.
We are going to have some very good ‘Open Garden’ raffle
prizes this year with Reln donating a worm farm and compost tumbler, Fiskars
donating three very good products and a lot more, all money raised goes to
disabled sport. In our previous 10 openings we have raised about $30,000 for
various charities through the raffle and catering.
We will not open next year as we need a bit of a break,
whether we will do it again, well we shall just wait and see. We still intend to host bus trips ect.
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