Wednesday, 29 July 2015

So what have you been up to, eh?  Maybe same as us, which is pretty much as normal – family, friends, work and gardening.

We had a wonderfully incredible family lunch in Perth – 17 of us cousins, partners and kids – eating the food our grandmother used to lovingly cook for us – 4 different breakfasts she happily provided on school holidays, cake every day, and dessert even when we were “too full” to eat the dinner we didn’t quite like.  We love her for all this still!
There has been progress on the chook palace here – why haven’t I got photos to show you?!  Ok, next time.

But here is some garden progress:
Leaf buds on our new white mulberry J, Shatoot variety:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I also admired our Nicola potato shoots J:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And I have put in some effort to try and get some peas to sprout and produce – very few have come up this year, I am blaming slaters and slugs so far, so we will see if these cloches make a difference:


 
 
 
 
 

Or if growing them in seed pots and planting out when they are nice and strong will work (this is also my current experiment – starting some early “spring” seedlings – capsicums, Lebanese cucumber – and I will start some tomatoes when my Diggers Club seeds arrive for next month):


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are still enjoying plenty from the patch too – carrots and spinach still going strong, dill and parsley too and some snowpeas which did much better than podded peas:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And my final photos - red flowering broad beans looking very pretty:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


And a sunflower – still stunning as it goes through its last stages:


 

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