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Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 05:39
by HBS Guy
Yeah, nice to have some crispiness to the weather. Gets down to 10–12°C here every night now.

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 05:48
by Lefty
13 on the veranda right now, a bit warmer. Young bloke will need it a bit warmer, he's going waterskiing today :bgrin

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 05:49
by HBS Guy
ahahahaha yeah don’t want 13°C water for that!

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 06:40
by Lefty
Otherwise they can just go ice skating :jump Ok, gotta take him down there, back later

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 10:55
by Aussienan
I'm minding my four year old grandaughter this afternoon hoping the weather is warm enough to take her for a walk she likes to fossick in the garden, sometimes I get a pot and we do up succulents in pots the seven year old even made her own little garden out the back we went to Bunnings and picked out plants.

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 11:34
by Cherie
HBS Guy wrote:Yeah, nice to have some crispiness to the weather. Gets down to 10–12°C here every night now.

isn't it beautiful?

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 11:35
by Cherie
Aussienan wrote:I'm minding my four year old grandaughter this afternoon hoping the weather is warm enough to take her for a walk she likes to fossick in the garden, sometimes I get a pot and we do up succulents in pots the seven year old even made her own little garden out the back we went to Bunnings and picked out plants.


What a lovely idea Aussienan-

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 16:07
by Aussienan
The kids love it A.G all their mothers cactus garden pots were made up with help from me.

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 18:16
by Cherie
Aussienan wrote:The kids love it A.G all their mothers cactus garden pots were made up with help from me.

You are a smart Lady Aussienan.. I presume we are talking pottery?

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 14 May 2016, 21:06
by Aussienan
Of cause A.G. what else would I be talking about?

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 15 May 2016, 00:11
by Cherie
Aussienan wrote:The kids love it A.G all their mothers cactus garden pots were made up with help from me.

I become slightly confused by wording sometimes- that's all

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 15 May 2016, 06:31
by Lefty
Certainly better than them vegetating in front of a video game screen. Mine spends a great deal of time doing that, although it's interactive online, they are actually talking and playing games with their friends. I'm glad he joined scouts, it gets him away from a computer on a regular basis and actually doing and learning some practical things in the outdoors.

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 15 May 2016, 10:23
by Cherie
I need to live in a place with more fertile soil- there is no nutrients in our soils at all-- and the money you spend building it up kind of outweighs the point of growing your own in a way

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 15 May 2016, 12:41
by HBS Guy
Move to Tassie AG!

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 19 May 2016, 05:51
by Lefty
Lime trees still loaded, though that will slow down now as the cool(er) season progresses. Actually, I'd better give them a drink, it's been a while since there was any rain.

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 28 May 2016, 07:15
by Lefty
Well, since picking a heap of the limes and giving the tree a solid drink, it has burst into bloom again. Getting a bit later for more fruit but then we've been having early summer temperatures (in the low 30's) at the beginning of winter.

Of course, there is no AGW :roll

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 29 May 2016, 07:40
by Lefty
Finally! Nice and crisp this morning, 12 degrees.

Have a bunch of lemons on that small Lisbon tree, looks like they are all going to ripen at once - another batch of Limonlimecello might be in order I think :jump Lemons and limes keep very well on the tree but still not forever. I've been zesting the limes to use in green curries and the like, wrapping them in cling film and freezing them, still good to juice when thawed out.

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2016, 08:15
by Lefty
Rain! It came thundering down in the early hours of the morning - three inches! :jump Damn good start to winter. Sun is coming out again now. Pond is full, all trees have received a good, deep watering and because the heat has gone, the water will last in the ground a lot longer. Nice! :jump

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2016, 08:49
by HBS Guy
You are going to get a lot more rain from all reports! Even down here will get more this weekend.

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 08 Jun 2016, 05:04
by Lefty
No, that was it. Sun was already out when I got up. But it was still a damn good drop. With the weather now much cooler, the moisture will be retained in the ground for much longer.

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 08 Jun 2016, 09:09
by HBS Guy
Been cold, wet and miserable down here. I got a bloody cold :sad Poor me! And nobody cares! {sob!}


:jump

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 10 Jun 2016, 05:31
by Lefty
I'll send you down some Queensland sunshine, that should help you feel better :bgrin

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 10 Jun 2016, 05:35
by Lefty
Hmm, temps well above average again. Cool this morning but not cold. Mercury supposed to drop over the weekend though. Better check that Lisbon tree, it has a bunch of lemons on it and I saw one was yellowing - I can feel a batch of limocello coming on! :jump

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 10 Jun 2016, 08:53
by HBS Guy
Limoncello, hmmmm!

Re: Gardening

PostPosted: 12 Jun 2016, 05:06
by HBS Guy
I think the cold is releasing its grip on me, not gone yet but on the way.

That is good, plenty to be done. Clean up the front, lift the irrigation houses and any surviving weedmats, spray with round up and leave till spring.

Do the same in the back except dig up the weeds, add small amount manure and lime and plant broadbeans in one patch, spuds in the other.