Sunday, 13 July 2008

Cold Enough for Ya

Middle of winter and am already sick of it. Hard to get out of bed in the morning.

But have been enjoying working out in the garden a lot lately. Looking good with begonias, wallflowers, alyssum and violas blooming. My first camellia came out yesterday and the freesias won't be far behind. Just noticed that at last my hellebores (which have been moved too many times) are about to flower - hooray. Have planted purple lobelia, more violas and more white alyssum. On the destructive gardening side I have been poisoning onion weed, oxalis and bloody asparagus fern. The latter is the bane of my life as it has invaded much of the front garden and is so hard to get rid of as it grows amongst the rock and deep into and up plants. Also sprayed the bacterial killer Dipel for caterpillars that were voraciously eating all new and some old plants - so frustrating.

Planted up some big pots with various lettuce, chives, spinach, silverbeet, parsley and sowed seeds of coriander and cress and put out some beer for the damn snails who were hopping into the lettuce.



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  2. Good to see you're back in business. Good tip for snails is to go out there after a rain at night with a torch and run over the little crunchable bastards-- feels real good.
    see ya