Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thirty-five days without rain

Ye Olde Nature Strip - my first experiment in all-native plants (though not all indigenous) - has survived, if not thrived, on no rainwater for over a month, and no supplemental water for the entire summer. Not bad, eh?!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Then and now

Why no blogging? Not so much to talk about in the hot dregs of an Adelaide summer!

The roses are setting up to rebloom. This was Sharifa Asma (David Austin) two days ago...

And here she was today with a makeshift sun-hat for the 41c heat (that's over 100f, for the overseas readers) :)

Behind you can see the cardboard box I popped over Radio Times. I also had buckets and old plastic plant pots over individual new plants, or about-to-bloom plants, and a big sheet of shade cloth over a newly planted section of the front garden. The things we gardeners do to protect our precious plants! Let's just not talk about the water bill...