Monday, 14 July 2014

In My Garden ... in June

We've spent the last few weeks away from our garden whilst we renovate our Coffin Bay beach house. On a flying visit back home for a few days this is how we found the garden!

Blooming Camilla

The camilla is still blooming. From the number of spent blossoms around the tree it has been flush with flowers this year.


The cliveas - given to me by my late mother - are also coming to the end of their flowering.

Oranges and Lemons

The oranges are ready for picking. They are sweet and succulent!

This dwarf Meyer lemon has a good crop of lemons this year. After being replanted from a pot the tree has struggled for a couple of years but seems to have finally taken off.

Spring Onion Giants

The spring onions - planted from a bunch purchased at the supermarket - have grown into giants since we've been away!

Micro Climates in the Garden

The Capitol Pear trees in the front garden have dropped their leaves, while those in the back garden are holding onto theirs. I'm wondering if this due to the different micro climates in each of these two parts of the garden.

The Raised Bed Garden

From the raised bed garden - well and truly at an end - I still managed to pick some very small capsicums and chillies.

Rhubarb Crumble

The rhubarb is flourishing - and will finally become a crumble before the winter season ends!!!

Escapee Lettuce

This oakleaf lettuce is growing very nicely at the back step in our absence!

A Newcomer

Because we knew we were going to be away for an extended time we have rested the garden. The only vegetable I have planted this season is this single celeriac. I've not grown it before but we do love it as a winter vegetable. I hope it thrives on neglect! We'll see on our return!

Our Next Project

John dug up a clump of agapanthus to transplant into our Coffin Bay garden. These will be a start to renovating and redesigning that garden - one of our next projects!

How is your garden growing this season?

Happy Gardening!



In My Garden ... in April

Life has gotten in the way of keeping these monthly posts up-to-date - so I'm in catch up mode!

In the Front Yard

These roses produced some beautiful autumn blooms in the front garden in the cooler weather. The red/orange rose is 'Remember Me', the other 'Iceberg'.

Bee Heaven

This blue salvia has thrived, and flowered continuously since Christmas. The tall flower spires look quite like lavender - and the bees love them!

Please Feed Me!

The citrus trees are showing signs of mineral deficencies and are in need of a good feed. I had been reluctant to undertake this task until the last of the extreme hot weather had past.

Back in Bloom

With the cooler weather the mini Lebanese eggplant bush began blooming again!

Fabulous Capitol Pears

The Capitol Pear trees have enjoyed deep regular watering throughout summer and early autumn and have grown accordingly!

Sweet Sweetcorn

The sweetcorn are ready for picking.

Berry Tomatoes

There is a new flush of berry tomatoes now that temperatures have cooled off.

Potted Petunias

The potted petunias are looking bedraggled and are very much past their best - but are flowering on like little troopers!

An Experiment

I pruned the grafted tomato back hard and have been rewarded with some new growth. I'm not sure it will come to anything however.

That Pond - Again!

In the hot weather the pond cracked yet again! We've drained it and are considering our options!

An Intruder in the Garden

This pumpkin is an intruder in the garden popping up of its own accord! It split after we received huge rains in late February and early March.


Downt Mildew Arrives

Following those same rains the zucchini and cucumber bushes are developing downy mildew and will need to be removed.

The Raised Garden Bed

This little raised garden bed has yielded more produce than I thought possible from such a small area. I am sold on them as a gardening system.


Finally, this little bird house  sits in the peach tree. It was made by my late Dad and so has great sentimental value. Do you have something similar in your garden?

Happy gardening!