The weather was superb last weekend. Blue skies, cloud puffs and very mild, perfect gardening weather and for walks on the local beach.
Had a good buddy staying with us and she took this pic yesterday of Andrew, moi and our pooch Dan at Muriwai beach. Gorgeous day.
Did my obligatory weeding, hauling out milkweed and speedwell from the garlic beds. I was hoping to fertilise the latter but ran out of time, so I shall do that during the week.
I have noticed some yellow leaves on some of our citrus trees, which could indicate a nitrogen or magnesium deficiency, so more fertilising is in store for them.
Andrew was a star and used our ATV to grab some horse pooh from our neighbour’s property. The good thing about this stuff is the worms just adore it, so as it composts down it literally starts to crawl with life!
My peas are starting to form nicely with the pods starting to ‘chunk out’, with a bit of luck I shall be picking them soon.
And as I couldn’t stand staring at it any longer, I removed one of those brassica plants that my sheep were caught snacking on the other day and threw it over the fence for the chooks to peck at. Were they happy? You bet!
We are still munching on our spring onions. They have developed solid green stems that are full of flavour and go nicely in salads and Asian tucker. The habanero is still growing, or should I say the chillies are colouring up, which is surprising given that it is winter.
I couldn’t resist taking a pic of our magnolia tree, which is in a garden that borders our house. I’m not sure of the variety, but it always looks pretty when it flowers.
Love that garden … have fun in yours!