Sunday, June 01, 2014

May 2013 Garden News

Well here it is, the first day of winter and I can tell you I am frightened.
Why you may ask?
Well since July last year we had no rain in August, September and October, has 70 mills in November and none in December and January. February we had 15 mills, so all summer we only had a tiny splatter of rain. In March we had 100 mills, none in April and 10 mills in May.
Winter is our dry season, the ground is dry and our tanks are virtually empty, that is why I am frightened, so many plants to try and keep alive.
Stafford Garden Club visited this month and we hosted a meeting of the ‘International Cordyline Society’where I gave a presentation 'A Passion for Plants'.
Only one other presentation this month and that was to the ‘Ascot/Clayfield Garden Club’.

I have not been able to do a lot in the garden this month as my disabled son and his family has moved into a new home which needs retaining walls, fencing, landscaping and all the other jobs that he cannot do. Of course Dad has volunteered to do it all. That’s what you have to do for your family.
It’s such a busy life at the moment.

Another garden problem is the pesky possum it having a great feed of our Custard Apple crop and is intent on not letting us get any. I have bought a trap but Mr Possum is avoiding it, preferring Custard Apple to any other fruit.

My youngest son and his family have just left and are touring Australia for the next two years, it's probably the best time for them before the children start school, we will miss them terribly, but will keep in touch through their 'This is our Australia' web site and Facebook page. Their two dogs will be living with us.
Link to their website.

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