Showing posts from August, 2015

My garden is a delight for the senses

I have been wandering around the garden wondering how it will look in the eyes of my visitors.  Will they gaze up in awe at the wall of hanging lady slipper orchids? Will they enjoy picking the parsely and bokchoy  in the herb spiral as the bright gerbera daisy nods them a lazy good morning?  Will they anxiously watch as each tomato starts to colour and quickly pick them before the birds do? I know we will all be reminiscing about the last time we ate garden figs together in the garden forty years ago! I will be back after my little holiday - see you in September!

Garden share collective, wrapping up July

Time to share our gardens again! -  here is the link .  Our wrap up will now be at the end of the month, although I will be a little late for the end of August as I will have family from overseas visiting.. July has been a good month in my little tropical garden.  I have been working really hard to make sure that we have something to harvest. Cucumbers: We had tons of rain which some of the garden liked, but the cucumbers which had been doing well got downy mildew, so they had to be ripped out before it spread to the other new cucumbers I had planted.  I am not sure if they will have fruit by the time August 18th rolls around. Tomatoes: The two tropic tomato bushes that a friend gifted me have been overloaded with fruit and the cherry tomatoes are also doing well, so I think this month will be all about the tomatoes.  Eggplant:  The eggplant went through a bit of a slow phase, but then when I cut back the barbados cherry and they got more light they took off.  here are the roun