We are still in the planning stage in lots of areas of the garden. We put reticulation in mid spring and planted a few things but stopped after that. Too hot to establish anything now until at least mid-March (which when I look at the calender is not that far away!). I have the garden in a holding pattern and am just aiming to keep everything alive and vaguely green until it cools off.
Our only other current project is to get a professional tree lopping service in to deal with some of the problem trees we have. It sounds horrible removing trees but there are three or four large trees that are dangerously close to the house. There are also a few others that need some attention and a long term plan to keep them from becoming dangers. Most of the dangerous trees are lemon scented gums and they really do need attention as they could easily drop limbs in high traffic areas or onto bits of the house and garage. Fortunately there are enough other trees that they will not be missed excessively. So, not exciting, but definitely necessary.
After the trees are out I will also be able to better assess how much shade and shelter some areas of the garden will get. Hopefully I will be able to come up with a plan for planting some more areas out this autumn.
Too hard to think about it today as it is hot, humid, horrible and still. Looks like it is thinking about raining which would be lovely but I am not convinced.
|This Is What 40 Degrees Celsius Looks Like From The Verandah.....|
On a different note - thank you all for the wonderful suggestions about the quarters bathroom. I had a very successful trip to Bunnings and got all the fittings etc in one fell swoop which was lovely. Will post some more as the project progresses.
Sorry about lack of farm related posts. Most farming activities seem to involve budgets, meetings and planning at this time of year. Important but not the makings of an interesting blog post...
Just re read this post and think it may be one of the most boring I have ever written. Really I could have just summarised it in bullet points as below.
- garden horrible
- trees getting cut down
- bloody hot, might rain, probably won't
- went to Bunnings, bought stuff
- lots of farm office work
Just as boring but considerably shorter and more time efficient!
Anyway - enjoy what is left of your Monday.