Sunday, June 09, 2019
May 2019 Garden News
May was a very busy month and also very dry, seems that we had of fair share of rain the other month.
Anyway, I am happy as we go into winter with all seven tanks full to the brim.
Our first garden event was a presentation to ‘Clayfield Ascot garden Club’, we have been there a number of times and are always treated well.
I gave my first viewing of my new presentation ‘Aroids, Colour and Orchids in the Giving Garden’, and yes they enjoyed it.
It’s always a worry at first whether the presentation is good enough, so I was quite happy with the reception this one received.
A large Custard Apple tree died, I only noticed it because of the lean, so I dug it out roots and all the filled the hole with eight large barrows of soil, big job. So then I had to expand an existing timber frame for vines to grow for shade.
We then went to an ‘Aroid Society’ field day at Steve Flood’s Nursery, this was of great interest to us as we have bought many plants from him over the years, as we did on this visit.
We then went to give a presentation to ‘Redbank Palms Village’ retirement village, only a small turnout but they enjoyed the presentation.
Our youngest son returned from a holiday in Bali where he unfortunately contracted ‘Dengue fever’ and had to be hospitalized here in Brisbane, good news is that he has now fully recovered.
We then hosted a bus trip from ‘Albany Creek garden Club’, it was a bit of a rush as they had to be at Mt Cootha for lunch at a certain time but it all went well.
Two projects completed during the month as well as all the other garden duties one has to do.
Pity the only place we can get 15 mill bark for the Bromeliads is Centenary Landscapes at Darra. At least I had help unloading.
Some of the plants in May.