I thought it would be nice to share with you, a glimpse of our garden. Â It’s definitely a work in progress. Â It was quite overgrown when we moved here last year. Â We have been trying to combat nature and dare I say it, we might be getting somewhere, albiet, very slowly. Â There were a few pesky plants that were destined for compost, agapanthus being one of them. Â I have tried burning it, hacking it into small pieces, pulling it up and leaving it to die off (ha, ha, that was a joke at my expense). Â My next move is to put black plastic over it and hopefully that will fix up what is left. Â I really think agapanthus could survive a nuclear blast! I’m sorry to say, invasive plants bring out another side in me.
It’s saddens me to say that a lot of the beautiful native landscape around here is being choked out by introduced plants. Â Vines like ivy are a curse. Â I do regular walks around the garden pulling out ivy, but bless it’s desire to survive, it keeps popping up!
Rant over? Â Hardly, but I figure I better move on and actually follow through with what I stated in the post title! Â My veggie patch is dismal, so far, due to the above mentioned plants, I only have potatoes planted. Â I am however, very impressed with them so far. Â They are looking very happy and we are looking forward to the first crop. Â I planted sebago and pontiac varieties.
I have tried to capture the amazing Mountain Ash gum trees on our block. Â They are tall to say the least. Â To give you an idea, the tree fern you can see at the bottom of the first picture would be close to 2 metres (6 foot) from base to top of fronds. Â So follow up the trunk of the tree and you will see what I mean by ‘tall’.
The apple trees are blossoming. Â They smell so lovely and the flowers are pretty to boot. Â The photo of the blossom is from our dwarf Snow Apple. Â It’s a heritage variety. Â We also have a dwarf Granny Smith for cross pollinating. Â We also have an almond tree, blueberries, a cumquat tree, a dwarf black mulberry and a pomegranate tree. Â Most of them are not much bigger than sticks, so don’t make for taking great pictures!
Of course I always have lots of help when gardening. Â Lots of bums up in the air checking how things are growing would be one of my favourite sites in my garden!
I’m hoping your garden is growing well!