Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Redfern Gardeners Club

So I told you a while ago about the community garden that was being established at the end of our laneway right? Well, after just two working bees with about 20+ local men, women, children and dogs working feverishly, I am very pleased to let you that the garden is planted, the seedlings are sown.

So, I worked on the herb garden bed with Young St local, Corinne and we planted about 30 seedlings including rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, parsley (both types), coriander, lemongrass, chives, garlic chives, oregano and many more that I can no longer remember. As a centrepiece we planted a magnificent mature yellow nasturtium, very kindly donated by my green thumb landscaping neighbour John.

So I'm currently on Tuesday watering duty, until I go back to work when I might take on a lazy summer evening watering shift. Picture it... gently watering all the growing plants while watching the neighbours come home from work, with the crickets and cicadas singing while the sun goes down. Not a bad life.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Our Spring Garden

You may recall I wrote a while ago about our very bare looking winter garden. Well, spring has sprung folks and last weekend Orsie, Trent, Riley and I hit the courtyard with much Springtime garden gusto.

The main projects were to find and plant new climbers and shrubs along the back fence to grow quickly and give screening and privacy (and some lovely perfumed flowers hopefully) and to re-establish the herb garden. We took a little excursion to the local nursery and found everything we needed and then proceded to plant to our hearts content. Tick. Tick. Done! Oh and I have a very soft spot for geraniums cascading out of terracotta pots (it's the Italian in me) so I popped a beautiful little one in an old sentimental pot. Here's hoping it thrives.

Orsie even helped out watering in some of the new plants god love him. And he never can resist sampling a bit of the soil. A green thumb in the making methinks.

Stay tuned for more pics as flowers (hopefully!) come to hand.