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October 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Donna's Garden - October 2010

Well, I am too scared to check just how long it has been since my last blog - it certainly feels like forever! Working with two little kids never seems to leave enough time to do anything... as my garden can certainly tell you!

We are about 3/4 of the way through putting an irrigation system in which will mean that my poor plants won't be subjected to so much stress by non watering... surely I can find enough time to turn the tap and timer on ;) At the moment there is two systems with… Continue

Added by Donna on October 18, 2010 at 17:18 — 6 Comments

Just the juicy bits

Searching for sweetness and light

After a warm wet night, I tiptoe through our waking garden while it’s still damp with dew, peeking here and poking there, looking for raiders of the lost dark…


Added by Linda Brennan on October 12, 2010 at 10:30 — 6 Comments

Worm Tower = In-Garden Wormery

One of the benefits of being on Twitter ;-) ... just reading about making what they call a Worm Tower. Some time ago I posted a question about In-Garden Wormeries ... they are the same structures, different names. For anyone interested ...

Added by Elaine de Saxe on October 12, 2010 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Growing among friends with guilds

I don't know about you but i just LOVE bookshops. We didn't seem to have bookshops growing up in the country as a kid. I did venture into the newsagents after school on many occasions though. They seemed to have most things you could ever want in there, including books. I also love the variety on Amazon. I've just had delivered Robert Kourik's wonderful reference book 'Designing…


Added by Linda Brennan on October 11, 2010 at 16:44 — No Comments

Pink Fungus

Woo hoo! Look what the rain brought! It's an above ground bed, a couple of years old, made with sterile mix. Since then I've added a lot of organic matter and apparently some fungus spores too. Went to pick some Strawberries (one!) and found these instead. The pink marvels are in and around the Silver Beet (Mark's perennial) and Spring Onions (bought seedlings). Not quite the same as the one we discussed earlier, but in the same family if not genus. It's different again to the one I tried to… Continue

Added by Elaine de Saxe on October 9, 2010 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

I love spring

It's so beautiful.

Our lychee is covered in flowers, and the pecan and the pomegranate both have fresh leaves.

The tropical pears are off and galloping - I can see they will need a strong haircut each year to keep them under control for the space they are in.

LYCHEE, left. PECAN next to chook house (which is covered in mulberry and…


Added by Scarlett on October 7, 2010 at 12:26 — 8 Comments

Feeding chooks

I made a neat thing for my chook run to allow us to feed the chooks without having to open a door.

I made a box shaped cage out of wire about 30cm x 30cm x 30cm with one open side. I…


Added by Lyn Buffett on October 6, 2010 at 14:06 — 3 Comments

my new veg garden

Chooks in a temporary chook tractor over where the new vegie garden was going to be.

I have now put up the temporary fence to keep the chooks (and 2 year old) out and sewn some seeds. Yay!!!!…


Added by Lyn Buffett on October 6, 2010 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

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