Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Today marks the beginning of our NZ Spring

and it definitely feels Spring like now. We have buds on our almond trees:

And on the plums:

the days are getting longer and the sun is warming up.

Work on the driveway has come to a halt as we've had a bit of rain lately so the ground is soft - not ideal conditions to have earthworks done. Hopefully it will dry up a bit soon so the digger guy can start up again. There's a fair bit of work to get done before it's finished.

Gardening wise I've planted out some cauliflower seedlings and sown my tomato, chilli, capsicum, and ocra seeds.

Weeding like crazy whenever I can, applying mulch to the beds as I go. I'm building up several compost piles and working with the compost that is ready.

Keeping the dog out of the garden is a priority because there are several entrances and no gates yet! Propped up sheets of corrugated iron are working as a barrier in the meantime.

How's your garden shaping up this Spring time?

1 comment:

BLD in MT said...

Such happy flowers--such a happy season. I was out in my autumn garden this morning watering and admiring the tomatoes and cayennes. Its seems like they've all turned red at once. Another happy sight. Ginger, our kitty, walks all over the beds, but being a small cat we've so far had no problems. From the handful of dogs that have visited our garden though I can imagine!