It's been absolutely yonks since I've found myself doing a garden update..and what I have to disclose to you is that it's actually been soooo long that I fear that there is zilcho to update! So, maybe we could make it a 'date' then..? Are you with me as I take a stroll around the garden to check out what's happening in my own little corner of the world?
The month started with looking after my neighbour's chooks and plants while they were away. I was as excited as a small child when I stumbled around a hedge with the hose in hand and found this scarecrow looking back at me! How adorable is it?
Back at home things in the garden are progressing slowly. It hardly feels like we've had any warm weather yet, with just a handful of hot (swimworthy?) days. I am bracing myself however, for next week when the weather is forecast to soar into the high 30's for several days in a row. Not particularly comforting from a bushfire danger perspective.
Strawberries are painfully slow to ripen. Especially when other home gardeners appear to have been munching on them for the past month. I have decided to take steps to increase my vertical growing space for this delicious crop in the coming summers. I think it's crazy that I could easily fit double or more the amount of hanging baskets on our courtyard wall and I am not currently utilising this space. And did you ever meet a person who didn't like strawberries? I mean reaallly didn't like them? They are pretty few and far between..
Mental note: next year plant masses of poppies. A whole field even! Well, almost..
Potatoes are ever present..
Climbing beans growing from last summers saved seed.
What's happening in your patch/garden/balcony/windowsill at the moment?