Monday, July 04, 2016

Garden News June 2016

Early in the month we had a big bus load of visitors from Caloundra Garden Club. Even though it was winter and a lot of plants were in their dormant phase everyone said how much they enjoyed the garden. They were a nice bunch of gardeners and we enjoyed hosting them.

One garden presentation this month and that was a return visit to Logan City Garden Club where I gave my ‘Bizarre and Beautiful Botanicals’ presentation.

Judy had a scare when she went into hospital for her second operation on her Rheumatoid Arthritis, the found an irregularity with her heart and she had to see a heart specialist, result being she now has a heart pacemaker inserted. Then she had a fall and broke her top rib, not a good month for Judy.
We went to see Marie Jones garden ‘Lindmar’ situated at Morayfield, it was a nice garden and worth the trip out there.
Finally some good rain it was badly needed as most of our seven tanks were empty.
Still not enough to fill all of our tanks with three still empty I am not complaining as any bit of rain is welcome to fall in our garden.
Still working hard in the garden with another garden refurbished with new soil and plants, I really think the garden is going to look magnificent for November’s opening.
 Forest Lily
 Abutilon three colours
 Begonia Angel Wings
 Cattleya Orchid

 Cattleya Orchid

 Amorphophallus Konjak

I had promised my son Scott that I would build him garden beds this year and after finding a great looking border block that would compliment his home I started, my main aim was colour and flowers  for the children plus easy maintenance as Scott is in a wheelchair.
I think I achieved that with borders of miniature agapanthus then a selection of croton’s and cordylines behind.

Our Carambola’s are into their second crop this year and are absolutely loaded with fruit, usually I have trimmed them by now but will have to wait until the crop has finished.

Looking forward to next month’s Garden Expo at Nambour, we go every year and really enjoy it, get to buy some plants and meet a lot of gardening friends and acquaintances.