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.
Sorry no photo at the moment as I have a new computer and am having problems acessing June's photos.
Hopefully I will find them later.
Just feeling a bit frustrated at the moment. Just found some.
Junehas been an extremely busy month.
One of the
problems with having so many fruit trees is that they need pruning every year
and now is the time to do it.
So far I
have pruned four Jaboticaba’s, four Grumichama’s, two Black Sapote’s, and four Carambola’s.
I have also
trimmed our large Poinciana tree and the Alamanda’s.
It’s been a
big job and one has to have the right tools for the job that is where the Silky
saws and the Sthil Pole Pruner have shown their value.
to have to pay extra to get the best but it is well worth it in the long run.
At my age
anything that makes the job easier is valued and I don’t mind spending a bit
extra to invest in a good tool.
ever buy a garden tool made in China; I have been bitten once or twice in the
past and never again. Brugmansia 'Sugared Almond' in flower and it is unusual as it changes colour through flowering.
We had a
small bus through the garden from ‘Ferney Grove Garden Club’ and garden
presentations to’ Mt Tamborine Garden Club’ ‘Probus Club of Springwood’ and
‘Northern District Horticultural Society’.
I must say
how friendly the Mt Tamborine Club was, it was a pleasure to go up there. Orange Rostrata Heliconia is coming into flower.
leaves everywhere especially from the Pecan Nut trees, not unexpected as it is
I also collected a load of rocks and some soil
and did some improvements to the front yard.