I happen to stumble across two great gardening books recently,
they are easy to understand and seem to make a lot of sense.
Now that I am experiencing a new climate with seasons, bulbs, deciduous trees
and extremely cold temperatures
a couple of easy read books like these are going to very helpful.
Did you notice the Forsythia,
This one just happen to find me in the nursery last week,
it seems like quite an interesting shrub,
I imagine it will be very pretty both in the garden and in a vase.
I am excited to try the flowering twigs this year.
Do you think it could work for my Crab apple (above) as well,
I'm guessing it will.
I can not wait for spring again, this flowering Crab Apple
would have to be one of the most beautiful trees that I have ever seen.
You just wait and see.
Also last month, a patch was plotted for my Vegetable garden.
I dug up a bit of soil to play with and popped in a few seedlings.
Everything was growing well...
well,all until the cows stuck their head over the fence and ate the tops of my cabbages!
Hubby tells me that I have to find a new spot!
Do I really have to start all over AGAIN?
One day after Hubby gets everything done on his to do list then
he promises me some lovely raised beds like I had before.
They will also need to be Bigger this time, we have Bigger tummies to feed these days.
Anyway, I managed to salvage a few of the cabbages and just moved them
away from the fence.
I have the good old silverbeet growing well, it's quite a hardy plant and seems to really grow anywhere,
and Rocket, I love Rocket, can't have a salad without Rocket, and once again, it seems to grow anywhere.
I've planted a few radish seeds and snowpeas and sugarsnaps
I've dug in a few essential herbs, Rosemary, Parsley, Oregano, Dill and Spring Onions,
They all seem to be surviving, but I do have to say
that I am just a bit nervous about growing here,
other than the cows,
there is frost and sometimes there are days with no sunshine,
I mean No sunshine, none at all!
Remember I was previously from Queensland, The Sunshine State!
I may need to invest in a hot house! Anyone use one?
So, that's about it in the garden for now.
Other than the house and some lovely matured fruit trees
we really have had to start from scratch,
Time and patience though, we'll get there.
We're still having plenty of fun, learning some new lessons,
and making new memories along the way.