A one acre Sub Tropical garden situated just east of Brisbane. We have opened our garden to the public for 14 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.
I did not
write anything last month as we were just so very busy with Christmas and
looking after Grandchildren virtually full time.
I went to
the movies a lot though and was entertained by the ‘Trolls’ ‘Moana’ ‘Ballerina’
‘Monster Trucks’ and one other.
Some nice Vanda Orchids flowered.
As far as
gardening went December and most of January was a dead loss as straight after
our Agnes Water Grandchildren left I went to hard in the garden and sprained my
I am just
recovering now and the garden and house jobs are piling up.
Some vines also flowered.
Very proud of my Noong Nooch Vine which is very rare here in Australia.
We had some
rain in December, not enough to fill our tanks but good enough to make a
difference in the garden.
been a total disaster with temperature during the days mainly in the mid to
high 30 Celsius and NO rain.
only live a kilometre away received over 100 mills one day, crazy.
So we are
very dry and all moisture has disappeared and it’s back to hand watering.
are a lovely shade of brown and as crisp as toast to walk on.
prawning season has started and I am hoping my back will be well enough to let
me throw a cast net.
I have one
major project lined up in the garden this year and a few smaller ones.
will most likely be our last ‘Open Garden’, we have been doing it every year
since 2002 and all the work is starting to catch up with us, so hopefully we
can have a great attendance and go out with a bang.
nominated for a Redland City ‘Australia Day Award’ for ‘Local Hero’, had to do
with our garden and the $60,0000 approximately we have raised for charity,
anyway we won and it was a great feeling to be honoured by our local community.
have a number of bus trips visiting us in 2017 as well as a number of garden
presentations booked. My Facebook page is going well with over 1900 followers https://www.facebook.com/birkdalegarden/
for a break in the heat and of course to needed rain.