Friday, September 10, 2010

. Cauliflower,Cauliflower

Well well, a cauliflower in the hand is worth two in the garden.. This one was a beauty.. gigantic..Ros helped me in the proceedings of literally chopping it out of the ground..

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Winter garden looking especially lush with all the rain we have been having in Melbourne..
The flowering plant is mizuna, loads of broccoli and an enormous cauliflower to be picked soon..cavolo nero, Italian cabbage doing extremely well, potatoes, broad beans. Garlic not so happy..

Same garden a few months earlier..April

The broccoli planted out at last..

The back vereandah in all its splendid untidiness..

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Decided to add some more photos from January and February.. This is what the pumpkin garden looked like. It was no longer a patch.. They rambled everywhere and I tried to photograph them to show how absolutely gigantic they grew this year.. The photos of course do not do them justice..

The next photo is a couple of weeks later already starting to show signs of stress.
Adding a couple more photos from the past..It's April now and the garden is starting to look woebegone.
Some of the harvest.. My beloved pumpkins.. and there was more..


Thursday, January 7, 2010

A New Year

Basket of goodies.. beetroot, carrots, the first cucumber I spotted this morning (I've been peering at the cucumber bushes every morning now for about a month), zucchini, parsley, sage, marjoram, garlic chives..and garlic...

So now for some grating of this beautiful cornucopia of colours..

Some cubed tofu frying with ginger and garlic...

The finished meal.. with a little bit of Omega 3 oil, and a dash of Verjuice and oh yes not in the photo, a few mini marinated olives. Memorable indeed.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Through the window.

I became so excited.. Visitors. There were actually about five maggies. I coudn't get the camera out fast enough.. Yippee.

Can't wait.

Just can't wait to see this flowering...The rocks came from Addis Point and the Banksia cone from marietta's garden.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Front and Back yards.

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This has now become my favorite indigenous plant. A spreading everlasting daisy whose name escapes me at the moment..not flowering yet. Chrysocephalum apiculatum. had to look it up..The blue green of the leaves are so beautiful..

Front yard indigenous garden.. This has now been going for the last two years. Started off much smaller and I have kept enlarging it very incrementally.. Also totally water wise.. Only watered when planting out..Roz helped me get the mulch a number of times from the railway yard where a lot of it is left to rot..The branches keep appearing.. The large pine cone belongs to Steve.. I am so proud of this little patch... Stays in my consciousness a lot...

Worked up a sweat today weeding this patch in the backyard.. Indigenous plants rescued from weeds..Ugly bricks etc... but give me time...give me time...

More to be sweated over.