And Now It’s Time to Get Back to the Garden

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The old girl is looking good.

What with the shop and hot, dry weather, the garden has been a little ignored since the Centenary weekend.

The berry bed is lush and I'm picking plenty of berries for sorbets and ice-cream.

The berry bed is lush and I’m picking plenty of berries for sorbets and ice-cream.

So now it’s time to put a bit of effort back, particularly in reinvigorating the veggie garden with Christmas imminent. The grass has been shabby and crisp with dry weather but recent rains meant it became a rampant lush mess – taking a solid and exhausting hot day to mow.

The recently chainsawed privet is growing back well and already had its first prune.

The recently chainsawed privet is growing back well and already had its first prune.

 

 

 

 

 

The massacred privet also had taken off, which is good – I just didn’t factor it coming back so fast. It’s now had it’s first haircut and I’m sure will look great in future – just will now always require frequent hard pruning.

The front central garden bed is looking a little shabby.

The front central garden bed is looking a little shabby.

The tired annuals are already coming out to be replaced with new plants that are seeding themselves. In the meantime, seeds are being collected from the old plants for next year. The colorbond fence bed is benefitting from the build up of old foliage.

That’s pretty much clean-up. Then it’s on to reforestation – with refreshing and replanting the veg beds. Next on the agenda.

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Cucumbers, capsicum and rocket added into a refreshed bed.

 

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