Morning meander...

20 December, 2015

In the lead up to the Christmas mayhem (if you aren't there already), and in the relative cool of the heat of these past crazy hot days, there is nothing better than a relaxing meander around the garden.

Corn is going gangbusters.

Peas climbing up the strings of the wicking bed bean teepee.

More climbing with cucumbers making their way up the 45 degree angled cucumber supports.

Wicking bed tomatoes getting the wind around string treatment.

Who's this intruder in the wicking bed? Ah well, its pretty, so it can stay (until I need the space for other plantings).

Pears looking prolific. I need to find me a partridge to add to the tree.

The cherry harvest is over, so the combined cherry and raspberry net structure has been reduced to just raspberries.




The raspberry nets are just around the back of the cherry trees now.

The extra nets have now been moved to the blackberries, which are starting to ripen.

Photo through the nets - look at all those almost berries. Birds foiled again!

Plums are starting to ripen. More nets required soon.

Tomatoes in the polytunnel have now got their string supports too.


Tomato prunings have been put into pots with compost and a water reservoir to keep them moist, and they seem to be doing ok. Yay more tomato plants!




There are baby capsicums on the polytunnel overwintered capsicums. Three years old and still producing.


10 comments:

  1. I can't believe how good your garden is looking in this heat, well done Bec.

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    1. I am surprised myself at how well the wicking beds did - the plants had minimal heat stress. Although these photos are in the early morning when they were a bit recovered.

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  2. Your garden looks to be really taking off! Especially envious of all the fruit you will soon be harvesting - the raspberry bushes are just loaded!

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    1. I cannot wait until the berries fruit! More for the freezer :)

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  3. That volunteer pretty seedling looks like a double feverfew:) I am gobsmacked by your gorgeous, healthy garden in all the heat. Well done you! Mine is looking a bit worse for wear. Needs more work.

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    1. Thanks for the plant ID. Honestly Jo it's 99% wicking beds, not me. The plants in the WBs are so much healthier than the ones in the ground, despite being planted at the same time with the same soil and compost and everything. They are the best!

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  4. What kind of plums are those? We have one of those trees at a property we've recently moved into.

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    1. Those plums are a specific prune variety called Splendour, which has gone purple but is still hard and green inside and not edible yet (I've tried!). My Ziegler plum is still totally green, but has a similar shape common to european purple plums (purple skin and green/yellow flesh). Most ripen around Feb-March. Whatever yours is I hope its tasty.

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