Windy Saturday – the Ekka winds as the locals call them. If you don’t know why you are not a real Queenslander. The exceptional thing about August is my favourite smelling flowers are both blooming – my jonquils and my jasmine.
Earlier in the week, I pruned my rose for the first time ever. I never wanted a rose but the daughter insisted and give I her pretty much whatever she wants. We went to the Fernvale Markets and smelt every rose and chose the most fragrant. We ended up with the Charles de Gaulle – a lovely mauve colour. I have never really pruned it other than taking off the dead bits. I watched some YouTube and gave it try. I am not sure if I have it right – so don’t judge me!
I have decided to let my plum tree live. Growing stone fruit is hard work. Apart from the pruning, there are the birds and most devastating, the fruit fly. I can put all the effort in and not get a single piece of fruit. But I have seen that my favourite online gardening store Green Harvest has tree sized exclusion nets so I have ordered one and maybe I will eat one of my plums.
I won’t be eating peaches though. This poor baby met the chain saw not long after this photo was taken. See what the bloody birds. It is not even close to mature.
I am happy my Nasturtiums have come back.
I have a new seed raising system this spring. After the War on Waste show (which I did not watch), people started turning up at my coffee shop with reusable cups. I get great joy from the ever changing art work on the disposable cups. Not willing to give them up I am repurposing them to raise my seedlings.
Last of all, as promised, progress on the new garden with daisies planted and my new $10 chairs!
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My star Jasmine is in bloom right now, too! Very funny since we are in opposite seasons. If only that fragrance could be in the garden all year long. Enjoy!
How curious. I assume it is one of those plants that respond the length of the day. Also, I just discovered Jasmine belongs to the olive family.