Dry, dry times

I've spent a bit more time in the garden over the last few weeks. It's been disturbing just how dry the soil has become, despite regular watering, so I have started the project of installing irrigation to various areas of the garden. The initial project was the front garden which is quite contained and really … Continue reading Dry, dry times

Wattles on a Grassy Knoll

On brilliantly sunny days the top of the block can be an enchanting place to work. Though I seldom really stop long enough to take it all in. I usually find myself staring at a photo of it on the computer screen much later in the day thinking to myself . . . "Wow, that's … Continue reading Wattles on a Grassy Knoll

Bioreactors

Some luck in the garden today. I have been looking into worm farming as a way of composting larger amounts of garden waste material and kitchen scraps and creating the worm castings that are so valuable to the garden. I've more recently come across the Johnson-Su Bioreactor and was impressed by: the large quantity of … Continue reading Bioreactors

November Rains & Seed Saving

I approached the garden gingerly this morning. There was a lot I wanted to do and I didn't want to overwhelm myself. Mrs PP was searching the garden for flowers that weren't rain damaged after the previous few days. It would normally be the Albany Agricultural Show weekend and this year, though it had been … Continue reading November Rains & Seed Saving