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Susan's Blog – September 2016 Archive (2)

Return from holidays and dead things in my garden

Hi Y'all. 

Well I've been away from the garden for 2 weeks now.  Went to Melbourne for the first week -> froze my butt off in 7 degree weather, came home for less than 12 hrs (ran around the garden and tried to get as much done as I could in the 2 hrs in  the morning before I had to leave again) and then was off to Mackay for another week, leaving my garden in the (not so) tender loving care of my husband.  If you look back on past blogs, this is a mistake I just keep on…

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Added by Susan on September 29, 2016 at 11:30 — 8 Comments

Beautiful day in the garden and it's marking time again

Procrastination is my friend.  I seem to get most productive in the garden at marking time.  Suddenly, all of my less favorite things to do in the garden suddenly seem so interesting...

I finally got round to building another "extended" garden bed.  Since Valerie posted about BCC now legal to plant footpaths, I am a bit less  hesitant.  Let's be honest, I wasn't hesitant at all really :)  This is down the south side of the house and is fully shaded in winter but will be full sun in…

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Added by Susan on September 4, 2016 at 19:30 — 8 Comments

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