Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mulching, mulching, mulching; blah! Never buying a jumbo sized bale of pea-straw again, not unless I have a small army to help me shift it, and a designated week to do it in. The bale has sat there for months, taking up space in the driveway, slowly mouldering and getting wet and soggy and revolting, hence: the industrial-strength washing up gloves!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Perhaps I need to rename my blog to 'Gardener on a Budget,' or 'The Bargain Hunter,' or maybe just 'The Cheapskate.'
Today I picked up a lovely little grafted mulberry (Morus alba 'Pendula') for the bargain basement price of $99, down from $150. It's grafted at about 160cm or so (about 5') I think, so it's also much cheaper than the $225-295 price I was staring down the barrel at for a taller grafted standard (180cm, or 6') that I was considering for my green-cubby.
Of course, today I was 'just looking' in the nursery and hadn't planned on getting anything, but this tree was calling my name ('Katie, Katie, buy me, buy me! Look how straight I am, and look how wide I am at the top compared to the others, and I'm on sale...') so my quick browse became a shop of 1 x tree, 1 x bag cow manure, 1 x bucket Seamungus, 8 x long stakes (two to keep my tree straight, and six to use to form a guiding boundary for the cubby). Yep, a bargain ;)
I think I'll call him 'Morry.'
Monday, June 2, 2014
That's what I'll call this one: I haven't even filled up all of the cells yet (ran out of coconut coir, my choice of potting media), but I couldn't resist getting a punnet of mixed lettuce ('baby cos') and filling up a few of those tempting pockets.