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Susan's Blog – October 2015 Archive (3)

Beautiful rain and garden harvests



Well, this is different from last year. From memory, it was very dry and warm. I'm not complaining, I love the rain for my garden and the tank most certainly needs it. Lots of things are happening in the garden at the moment, which is just wonderful. In fruiting news, we are harvesting nectarines. There are not as many as there was last year but I did thin them to try to increase…

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Added by Susan on October 30, 2015 at 17:00 — 9 Comments

Mid October musings

Hi everyone.  Well, I'll just let you know that my addictions got the better of me again.  I'm WEAK I tell you.  If I was addicted to a less socially acceptable substance, I would be in a pretty bad place right now :)  That's right, I've been trawling Daley's website again and found two new purchaces to add.  A jackfruit which has gone out where the Jaboticaba used to be near the banana's (I have pulled it up and put it in a pot where I'm hoping it will make a recovery) and a Malabar…

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Added by Susan on October 17, 2015 at 11:00 — 10 Comments

The most beautiful time of the year.

I absolutely LOVE October -> All the flowers are out in full force.  I have a garden path that leads from my front gate to the house which has a rose arbor and is lined with hippeastrums. At this time of year, it just looks stunning (trust me on this, the photo's do not do it justice).  The rose has just started its mass flowering with hundreds of buds waiting to open.  The hippea's have all sent up their magnificent spikes and one is just about to open today. …

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Added by Susan on October 1, 2015 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

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