Thursday, February 3, 2011

The miracle of life

Just reflecting on the miracle of life. This pear tree had gone for ten years without and productivity for all the time we've been living at this house. Then this winter my sister Carmel pruned it, I removed the grass around its trunk and we've had an incredibly wonderful summer with lots of rain and warm weather. I don't know the reason but here is the result:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Too much in too small a space

The weather has been amazing for gardens here in Melbourne. Today it got to 38.9C here and yet it still flourishes. But I am still learning, clearly. I have planted everything too close and cannot even get near the plants for harvesting. There are tomatoes, asparagus and pumpkin (crawling though the tomatoes and asparagus) here as well as some self sown coriander. I think next year I need to think about both spacing and staking. And not be so greedy in spring time!