It is mid winter down here in Australia but under a strong southern sun I can report that I had the following plants in flower on mid winters day -
Poinsettia (massive bush covered in red leaves, not like the little things you get in the UK shops at xmas!)
I haven't been here long but in the vegi patch we have the following -
The hardest thing to get used to is the fact that there is no frost where we are in winter. This means that the growth is never killed right back. Growth slows right down but even in winter there is weeding to be done it seems.
I have plans to get some citrus going, the garden already has a lemon tree, picked a lemon last weekend.
It is going to be a real battle in the summer keeping moisture in the ground. I am going to try using sugar cane mulch later in the year and put a good layer around all the plants. Sugar cane mulch is good for the soil as it breaks down well. I am looking at getting a good sized rain water tank as using tap water on the garden in Oz isn't good.
I haven't found any nasties in the garden yet, spiders don't bother me much mind. It is snakes I can't stand, but you don't see many of them in the burbs.
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29 June 2011 12:32:57
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