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.
Monday, October 02, 2017
September 2017 Garden News
what a terrible month for gardening.
whatsoever and a heat wave, temperatures in the high 30s the result is that the
ground is warmer than usual so everything will be early.
Sapotes which we usually pick in November are ripening on the tree and
unfortunately the Flying Foxes have found them.
have found the ‘Nam Doc Mi’ Mango tree and are determined to strip every leaf
off it and no matter what I try I cannot stop them, I have set traps, put
toilet blocks in the tree, bought electronic repellents and a special wood chip
and still they come.
Some garden pictures from Septembers garden.
Our Grandchildren visited and Sophie had the idea that all the animals in the garden need to have a conference, so off they went hunting.
Guess who had to put them all back though.
Some more garden pictures.
On the 13th
we had a bus trip from Esk ‘Valley of the Lakes’ Garden Club, they are a great
club and really enjoyed the garden but being so dry it was difficult to
On the 26th
we visited ‘The Gap’ Garden Club, again a great club with almost 100 members in
attendance. I gave my new presentation ‘Clever Gardening’ which was very well
Then on the
30th another bus load of visitors from the ‘Bundaberg Garden Group’,
again the garden was dry but they knew that as they are suffering the same as
found a really good product Rocky Point ‘Active 8, finding it great to add to
the vegetable garden and flowering plants like Daylilies and Hippeastrums and
it’s not expensive.
We are now
in ‘Open Garden’ mode and this year will be our 15th opening and I
am sorry to say our last.
getting harder and harder each year and all our helpers are getting older and
older so we have made the decision that 2017 will be our last, we still plan to
have a couple of plant sales a year where people can walk the garden but it
will not be the big deal opening with catering, raffles ect.
As I am
writing this I can hear the sound of light rain, here’s hoping I have better
news in my October blog.