Garden pre-holiday...

02 September, 2015

Just before I leave to get on the plane to Europe, I had to do a little wander around the garden.

ANZAC peach tree flowering

I wonder if these fennel will still be good in a month?

One of the raspberry varieties is ahead of the others

Look, its even starting to flower!

I hope these red cabbages don't go to seed before I get back

Prune plum about to flower

Ziegler plum ditto

White mulberry getting into the spring action

I'm really sad that I'll miss the majority of the tulips blooming

Almonds starting

Apricot in wicking bucket about to flower

A few tomatoes in the polytunnel are starting to germinate

Here's some more

I have attempted to prevent the earwigs eating all my apple blossom by a petroleum jelly barrier. Fingers crossed.

Never ending broccoli side shoots

And lastly, the asparagus is just starting. Just as I leave. Typical!

15 comments:

  1. I don't know how you can bear to leave:)

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    1. Well, Italy, Spain and paris are a pretty strong inducement :)

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  2. Safe travels! I could have house sat for you :)

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  3. I always worry about my garden before I leave on a trip. But on the trip I often don't think about it at all. I hope your garden does well in your absence.

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  4. Funny; I'm planning a blog post today on my garden AFTER my trip to Europe!
    Have a ball, Bek. I know I did.
    :)

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    1. Haha! I was very inspired by your travels. I'm sure we will have a ball :)

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  5. Can I ask you why do you have the wire/plastic mesh (visible in pic 2)? I noticed it in other pictures but I wasn't sure what was the purpose for it.
    Enjoy your trip!

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    1. Sure. I mainly use it after I've direct sown seeds, or after putting down mulch, to stop the local birds/cats and other wildlife digging up the seeds/mulch

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    2. Thanks for your reply. Clever idea!!!

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  6. I hope someone is looking after your garden while you are away! and to harvest and enjoy the broccoli and asparagus ... have a lovely time in Europe.

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    1. Cheers. Yes, I have a very helpful garden sitter who has already been keeping me in the loop. :) Italy is amazing! I am loving it here.

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  7. I would love love love to have a hint of tomatoes growing in my seedling trays but I think it might not just be the right temp here in Perth yet. Sigh.

    Have a brilliant holiday!

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    1. Cheers Stacey. I hope your tomato germination temps are not too far away. There is nothing better than homegrown tomatoes!

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