Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

11 August 2009

Garden Update # 6

Well, the first thing to say is that things really do grow in this garden because take a look here - all five plants are still alive and check out the weeds!

And look at the lovely jonquils that appeared at the base of one of the gum trees in the garden. These are really lovely.

But back to the weeds. Something will need to be done about this! Methinks that would mean weeding! Ah...the realites of gardening are beginning to hit home. But when that is done I have some bags of shredded paper (free from the local library) to spread over the garden bed...

...followed by the mulch!

Next up are the two new plants.

These grow to about 80cms, whereas the other five plants in thus far will grow to about a metre, so these will look nice in the front. They have a diosma-like vibe but I think they'll be less leggy and more abundant in flowers. New plants of course come with the obligatory bag of gypsum!
Finally, the strawberries.

Last week strawberries dropped in price in the supermarket from about $5 down to $2 per punnet and they have been so sweet and delicious. Consequently we have eaten our way through four punnets of them in the last seven days. N and I decided that if strawberries were in season, then strawberry plants were in order. He saw them first actually. This will be our first foray into growing produce. How hard can it be to grow strawberries after all?

The last little bit of garden news is to show off the swing set. We took delivery of this from some dear friends who are moving house. We are the fourth family to have it. And it has been a real hit. Thanks Helen.


Helen said...

Ahhhh, look at that swing in it's new home! Good to see the grass underneath has already been worn down. LOL Your strawberry plants are bigger than ours, we planted punnets, doing well, haven't been eaten by the snails.... yet!

Sharon said...

Love the swing set! We have one just like it, only second hand, though, not fourth! ~ Sharon