Have realised I'm better at instagraming than I am at blogging at the moment. Especially as I can't post pics on here because apparently I've reached my image upload limit! Didn't even realise there was one on blogger??
I've found some of you on instagram too! If you're on Instagram please look me up, I'm
Hope you've had a very happy Christmas and wishing you a magnificent 2013.
My neighbour found an old pallet for me and lugged it home, kindly depositing it in my driveway. I sowed seeds and waited eagerly for little seedlings to poke through the crumbly earth...and once they did I danced with glee then stomped about in a temper when I found my naughty bok flock had eaten the whole thing.
So we tried again. And a few weeks later...TA DAH !!!!
* Staple shadecloth/weedcloth to the sides to stop soil falling out
* Let the soil settle before planting as it keeps compacting
* Drape netting over your pallet to stop your badass chooks rampaging through the whole lot
What have I planted:
* A row of beans!
* Rows of lettuce
* A row of flowers
* An overarching tee pee of more beans
I've also planted climbing beans in a teepee over it ! Yeah !
I hope Spring has finally sprung properly. It's been freezing in Melbourne so far.
Ru watching the chooks who are milling about at the back
i love my pallet!!
Here's Mr Bok aka The Pied Piper leading the ladies to bed
One warm day in Melbourne and I fully expect Summer. Pity tomorrow's forecast is rain and freezing cold temperatures again. Still one can HOPE! Since returning from Spain I've been cocooned in woolies and swathed in blankets. Feels so cold after all that heat.
Now then...I'm starting a blog over here at Little Kar Star for everything non-garden in my life. I've realised this blog has meandered this way that way and over the hillside but I'm bringing it firmly back to gardening. I lost my blogging and gardening mojo but I'm renewed! The hens are hemmed in so no more pillaging through my garden and I'm encouraged by the sunshine. Please come visit me over at my new abode too!
The apples finally decided to bloom a tiny little bit - lagging way behind the almond, plum, cherry and nectarines.
Look what sprung up whilst we were away...rogue broadbeans! I'm not complaining :)
Hope you are enjoying some sunshine too wherever you are!