06-03-2019 10:40 PM
The plan was for something like this (size to suit) but will check out your pics when they arrive for anything eaiser :-)
Its would not be a hard job, just finding the motivation,
07-03-2019 07:13 AM
I put 4-5 short bits of bamboo stakes around some carpet roses I put in that were being scratched at. That did the job until the plants were big enough for the chooks to ignore.
07-03-2019 08:54 AM
@Determined, my Dad has a stockpile of old bike parts, including wheels, tucked away behind his shed. Many are too rusty to be restored, some, if restored, would be snapped up by vintage bicycle enthusiasts. (Or maybe even unrestored?)
I'd love to bring the "beyond use" ones back here to use in the garden, but I'm not sure if we can justify hauling them 400 kms. Perhaps we can fit them in when we've got a load of other stuff ready to go and have room for some "gap fillers". The contemporary equivalent of ships' ballast.
(Early sailing ships coming out to Australia and elsewhere used to load up the goods they needed for the trip, then add heavy material as ballast which could be sold for a profit once they reached port, but if they needed to offload to ride out a storm, it wasn't so valuable that they'd regret dumping it. This is why there's English flint along the Shipwreck coast down near Warnambool, and how European timbers ended up being available in major port cities as building materials.)
09-03-2019 12:36 PM
Today is a milder day and after a little bit of rain this week it is nice to get out into the garden. Mainly tidying up and mulching the beds but will probably proceed with moving some plants to better spots. It will make the garden look a little nicer for prospective home buyer.
13-03-2019 06:11 PM
Have officially planted my first garlic and tree onions for the season. Lots more still to put in, but yay....
Coming soon, sweet peas. And some edible ones too, if I can work out some way to keep the wallabies from getting them all before we do.
14-03-2019 10:34 PM
Some celery plants potted on today. They started in a punnet, then went into little-ish pots to grow on, now three more of them are in big pots. And I picked the outer stems that were looking a little bit sad for tonight's dinner. They tasted happier than they looked.
Also somewhat tidied up a pile of potential firewood (good sized branches that need to be cut to length). In doing so, I was able to collect the dry leaves that had fallen off their twigs to bulk out the bottom of the celery pots, along with some green garden waste and bunny/guinea pig poo.
And dug up some kikiyu from a bed needing a drastic makeover. I'm trying to get some out every day, and I'm feeding it to the animals.
10 hours ago
Cute. My Dad has a similar vintage one in his room at the aged care home. It's been around the house for as long as I can remember, so probably a 1960's item.
I'm sort of wanting to keep it in the long term, but probably for indoor use. Maybe not for magazines. I can imagine it making a good craft caddy.
Back to gardening... I harvested the last of my pot grown shallots today. Will use some of the very yummy little bulbs in cooking, and replant the biggest and healthiest ones. Also planted some Elephant Garlic in a pot, topped up the soil in a bed using some of the leftover composted stuff from the shallot pots, and delighted the chooks with the impressive-in-totally-the-wrong-way cluster of slugs I found in the base of the pot... ewww.
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