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Topic: Who else likes gardening?

  1. ecomama
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    3 December 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Oh HAPPY DAYS Blue! Orange tree doing well, surprise tomatoes lol, they're awesome... parsley and some surviving natives and WORMS! Well done you guys!

    I was wondering, do you put the bird cage waste in your compost? I know they're free ranging birds lol, just wondering about that.

    Do you have small baby oranges coming on?

    I must've invoked Blue at Bunnings last weekend, I bought TWO punnets of parsley by accident lol. I meant to buy one parsley and one coriander just because BF was on the phone and wanted coriander lol. Oh well he didn't get any.

    I decided to buy 2 sacks of potting mix to top UP my half wine barrel I've been working on filling. Oh boy does it have some wonders in there! A sack of opened, clean cat litter (the super absorbent type), 2 buckets of lint from the clothes drier, wormy soil from drains but I wanted some higher quality soil to grow some herbs in.

    I bought pizza thyme and regular thyme, parsley and basil. With all the rain we've been having, they are SO HAPPY in the wine barrel. Nice!

    The shade cloth is above it thank goodness, it shades them from the harsh hot sun and softens the heavy rainfall we've been having too. All good there.

    Our grass is growing by the minute now. I still whipper snip most weeds back into it but when a healthy clump of grass is evident, I weed near it.

    Mint is growing all through the grass on the way down to the chook palace, so I'm clearing near that for it to grow more.

    There's still a sweet carpet of native violets growing in front of our outdoor oven and now it's growing it shady patches elsewhere too yay! Saves mowing there but weeds do occasionally like growing amongst it.

    I haven't had opportunity on a clear day to break out my new hedge trimmer yet but I can't wait to use use it.

    I began Bonsai trimming on some natives lol! They really like it :-)
    The front camellia looks great as a big Bonsai, I might do the back yard one the same way.

    Grass is growing all into my intended Fire Pit area which erks me. I've decided to use some pavers I have on end to create a border around it. This might deter the grass but at least it gives a good border to whipper snip around.

    If it's a sunny day tomorrow I'll get some high pressure hosing done on the drive way (which is getting mossy!) and the curved wall to my Potager Garden in the front Court Yard, front steps, porch etc etc.

    Always lots to do.

    Have fun in your gardens everyone!

    Love EMxxxx

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