Tuesday, 21 June 2022

What a few Hours In The Garden May Bring To You

What a day!  Every time there is a breath of time floating by it seems there is rain, rain and more rain.

Sure the rain is appreciated.  Not very many plants like to grow well without rain, or watering.

So today things kinda got a bit long in the tooth time wise.

Today it seems the jobs put themselves in order. Like do the clean up in the side garden. Well half of that got done.

That involved placing a bamboo fence near the chillies.  moved on to the removal of the near rusted through couch. That's on the nature strip waiting for the council nature strip refuse pickup next month.  Just need to contact the council tomorrow and book in the pick up.

About this time the last of the summer veges in the tall and also the square garden were plucked out of the very went ground.  

Next step was to round up the apple tree logs cut last year. Those pieces of wood were then piled along next to the little deck side wall.

That brought forward the change needed with a little metal side table.  The ply wood was very wet and rotten. Only thing was the four screws that held the plywood table top on are now dangerous.

Guess that goes out to the front as well.

The green waste bin came inside. Now that bin is full with blackberry which regrew when the pumpkins were on the ground growing.

The compost of course needs both turning and replacement along the garden beds soon to be done. Hopefully when the rain stops in the next few days.

The tomatoes that were green, two were red, are in the kitchen. The plants though were not that lucky.  They are in the compost. Along with the frost bitten marrow, various weeds, grasses and bits of 'stuff on the concrete. That's all in the compost bins too.

By the end of a couple of hours that part of the yard has been ready for a late winter planting.

Just as well the seedlings are ready for the replanting. From the small seedlings into individual pots.  What is not yet already done is the turning of the earth. Which is a challenge as there are so many herbs and plants already growing. Thus the only thing to do is turn, lime and aerate the compost.

But tomorrow there is one of two areas now to complete out that side area of the garden.

  • the BBQ area there were pumpkins growing there and they have finally done their dash. Defiantly more for the compost. Just as well one of the four compost bins is empty. The rhubarb froze its leaves off during the cold snap. There is things to do there.  And quickly.
  •  the area where the two trees were removed last year. defiantly the grasses are overgrown yet wet enough to pull out.
After this there was just enough time to do a portion of the shrub trimming along the foot path.

All this just goes to show that when you have the tools, the time, along with the motivation things come together. Sure tomorrow there are more jobs to finish and to of course to start.  One after the other.

Point is if one person can do this then other people can do this as well.

Choose the ground you wish to plant out.  Move on from there.  Got build and plant.  Water and keep feeding the plants, worms and the ground. Enjoy the food. 

Unlike many things.... the garden and the plants just keep changing. Getting deeper, hopefully fuller and wow, more reproductive as the seasons change.

Keep your garden going with love, smiles and happiness as part of the heart felt joy the activity brings to people.

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