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Donna's Garden - October 2011

With a garden visit coming up, it was time to give my garden a huge make over... so I decided to mulch.  After ringing around they all seemed to have a minimum order of 10 cubic metres so I finally buckled and ordered it to be delivered on Thursday morning.  Now, I love a freebie as much as anyone but they >nicely< delivered more like 15 cubic metres!  Gee thanks, I was struggling to use the 10 and would have preferred to order 5 - so they deliver 15, thank you very much.  …

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Added by Donna on October 23, 2011 at 12:33 — 9 Comments

Donna's Garden - September 2011

It's been a long time since I got back into the garden.  Not a lot growing in the vegetable gardens I cleared a month or so ago... planted heaps of seeds but none of them seemed to want to grow with the exception of beetroot and a lonely kale plant.  After going to a heap of effort and drawing a map of where I planted what, this time I just planted willy nilly without taking notes - so am expecting everything to germinate lol!

 

 

I went to the green shed and bought a…

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Added by Donna on September 12, 2011 at 13:25 — 9 Comments

Donna's Garden - June 2011

My goodness, time just flies!  I have been having trouble finding time to garden, what with David who is now 5 and at 'big school' and Brendan who is coming up to 2 - my boys are growing up so fast!  With working full time as well I always struggle to find time to garden, but hopefully when it is all nice again I'll find the time to maintain it...

 

Every time I looked at the gardens recently I shuddered and it got to the point that I was too scared to even try to do anything…

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Added by Donna on June 14, 2011 at 18:11 — 10 Comments

Donna's Garden - December 2010

Well it has been the rainiest December in history and everyone is getting very sick of it.  My yard is very wet and you squelch wherever you walk... unless it is mud then you slide.  The chicken pen is a slurry and a fair few spots are underwater.  Lavendar looks especially bedraggled compared to the others.

I'm worried that if the rain doesn't stop soon some of the fruit trees will end up dieing from being waterlogged but nothing has succumbed yet although the new…

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Added by Donna on December 28, 2010 at 13:02 — 9 Comments

Donna's Garden - November 2010

Well it has been a long journey but at long last MY BANANA'S ARE FRUITING!!! Ali beat me to the punch as her flower appeared about a week before mine.. but I have two (in your face Ali lol) and one with a short leaf so soon to be three! I am also almost expecting up to another four as there are plants very similar in size - seven in total at (approx) 35kg ea flower - 245kg of bananas!





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Added by Donna on November 21, 2010 at 8:55 — 10 Comments

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

Donna's Garden - 14/06/10

The mustard and marigolds in the nematode bed have grown heaps in the past month and look to be ready to use as green manure - is it best to chop and drop, or should it be dug in?





After a lull in planting anything, finally am starting to see some results from my direct in bed plantings out the back. I made holes in the mulch, but the naughty chooks keep getting in and scratching around and covering the poor little seedlings so every few… Continue

Added by Donna on June 14, 2010 at 10:00 — 10 Comments

Donna's Chickens - June 2010

Where do I start? Most of you might be aware that in December we bought three light sussex chickens. There was a saga with the ebay chicken house and one was killed by our dog, then the Infrastructure Manager (IM) was forced to build a better house and run. When we went to get a replacement chicken we came home with two which brought our brood to four - Betty, Flossie, Bubbles & Lavendar.





We chose Sussex as a breed because they look… Continue

Added by Donna on June 13, 2010 at 17:30 — 6 Comments

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