Monday 12 May 2008

autumn gardening

weekend gardening

i finally spent some much needed time in the garden over the weekend, aided by my back-from-fishing husband who tackled all the unsavoury tasks such as heavy pruning and stump removal. i got to do the fun stuff like digging out and spreading all the lovely compost onto the garden beds and planting my new seedlings: snowpeas, garden peas, brussel sprouts, red onions and mixed lettuces coming right up... in about three to five months. i also planted seeds for spring onions, cream gold onions, garlic chives (we like our oniony flavours around here), cos (romaine) lettuce and spinach and hope to add some potatoes and garlic into the the winter garden mix before calling it quits. it feels so great to be making some progress out there after basically abandoning the entire yard at the onset of pregnancy and watching it suffer through the summer heat. everything seems to be coming back just fine and my favourite rose is back in bloom... so lovely.

favourite roses blooming


  1. Anonymous6:26 am

    Inspiring photos, and I love your work too!

  2. You're inspiring me to get out in my neglested garden this weekend...

  3. Sounds lovely! Gardening is good for the soul and it's so nice to have home-grown veggies.

  4. Anonymous1:24 am

    Oh my god oh my god!!! This is blog#3~

    This arvo I was thinking 'I want to grow some vegies' & then googled to find out about it. I was turned off by the threat of pests, I'm no good with bugs. I thought I probably couldn't do it anyway. But then I stumbled across one blog & she was growing her own vegies; what a coincidence. Then I read another and I thought if i find one more, that means I'll go for it. You are blog number3! *giggles*

    I'm Maria btw haha, You can catch me at

  5. you grow the most beautiful roses! if only we could smell them.

  6. sweet garden, stunning roses and lovely garden. just put my herbs and beans in for summer time goodness, right out my door.

  7. the picture of roses is absolutely breathtaking! Such soft colors and beautiful composition! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Anonymous10:32 pm

    Oooh, you will be having such yummy dinners (semi) soon...I love the garlic and onion flavors as well.
    Thanks for your sweet comments that have brought me here. I'll be checking back often :)


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