… and to think it is nearly Christmas.
New Zealand’s Christmas tree – the Pokutakawa
I have a jumble of pics for you – and none of my garden (hard to believe this is a gardening blog don’t you think).
But I do some gardening news … here goes
- The garlic has been removed – the bulbs were tiny thanks to the rust
- My tomatoes have a fungal nasty already – I’m going to try some baking soda in water as a leaf spray. However, I have a sneaky feeling, that I will be buying toms this year
- The salad garden is falling all over the place, bossy feverfew is flattening lemongrass while lemon balm is squashing oregano – yes we all know I overplant
- Runner beans have grabbed the trellis and are skyward bound – they are sharing this space with potatoes, cosmos and zinnia (gorgeous on the eye)
- The orchard has been given lots of food (seaweed brew and rok solid), but there is a heritage apple tree with woolly aphid (I have a tear pricking) – remedy neem oil I hope
- There won’t be an olive harvest next year – and I don’t mind one bit
- The spuds are in the ground thanks to my brother who was a great help in the garden while he was here .. I shall think of him when we are munching on them
Self seeded poppy and calendula
Great mates …
Blue sky, beautiful day
I forgot to mention that we went fishing a few weeks back for King fish, and yes yours truly caught one – 12.5kg. Magic weather, great company, we ate fish for days!
This doesn’t look real does it?
Sorry Bill … Andrew said he looks like you!
I just love taking shots of this letterbox!
My dear bro .. thank you so much for your help
Merry Christmas from us at Frog Pond Farm … and