What a lovely day for it. I hope the promised rain materialises later on.
I took all of the fittings off my pump and put plumbing tape on them, all the leaks are gone. I only lost a bit of water because the tank is almost empty - I've been waiting. Fingers crossed for a rainstorm.
I cut back most of the passionfruit vine along the fence, only leaving big strong vines and a couple of nodes on the side leaders for new shoots to start.
I figured that now was a good time for it as the major flush of passionfruit has finished and new shoots are starting at the base of the main trunk.
I also chopped off an old pawpaw trunk (it hasn't produced this season at all which is OK as the others have been, but I'd like some action next year).
The main trunk is hollow all the way down so I need to find a can to put over it so it doesn't rot. The side shoots should come on now and bear next season.
Look Chris, our pawpaws are all manky too.
I wonder if it's the lack of recent rain as well as the cold? I'm sure they'll come good though, they've done this each year and I notice other pawpaws around the place are similar.
Lots of stuff in the garden - particularly peas, pawpaw, passionfruit, broccoli shoots, beans, tomatoes (still), chinese greens (various), onion family (various), enormous parsley, lettuce and rocket. We're also picking medium carrots at the moment.
I was pleased to spot a golden orb or cross spider (it's small, hard to tell) setting up home in our vegie garden. There's confirmation we're using 'organic' (non-biocidal) methods!
The third generation sunflowers in the front yard are still a big treat in unseasonal August. They attract european bees, native bees, pale headed rosellas, cockatoos and children. Some of the native bees have electric dark blue backs - I've not seen that before. Coming up of their own accord like that in winter - how strange! I love it when things naturalise.
What is this? Is it lettuce? Or something else? I don't remember what seeds I scattered...It's yummy and tastes like lettuce/ endive. We've been using it for salad greens.