Friday, June 20, 2008

Slowly does it...

It has been raining off and on for some weeks in Sydney. My garden is saturated. It is so wet that mud comes up on the grass when I walk on it. I am getting a bit twitchy through lack of gardening, but there isn't much you can do when the soil is as wet as this.

So what has been going on at our place?
  • The chooks have moved out of their dome to under the quince tree.
  • The broad beans have come up.
  • The Brussels sprouts are looking happy, but the bok choi has been chewed a bit.
  • Some nasturtiums did come up. Their first leaves are a really interesting shape!
  • My Fringe Wattle and Sydney Golden Wattle are both just starting to bloom.
  • The Council will charge us $300 for three square metres of concrete. Moral: one you have succeeded with a development application, don't change anything. Except that not making this change will annoy me for the rest of my life.

In other words, things are a bit frustrating around here at the moment. Reading Northern Hemisphere gardening blogs is not helping!

4 comments:

Ross said...

I suppose the rain also isn't ideal for taking pictures, so that's probably frustrating - not being able to use your camera. I'm looking forward to the pictures of your garden when it clears...

Huxley said...

Hi Chookie,
Firslty, sorry for the random blog comment, I couldn’t find an email contact. I’ve been searching for blogs focused on kids and cooking for an Ambassador Program we’re running. I noticed in your blog that you have children and like to cook, and thought you might be interested in what we’re doing so I’d like to invite you to participate. If you're interested, visit http://www.vegiepouroverbuzz.com.au/content/default.html?a=190 for more info, and let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see you in the program!

Cheers,
Huxley

Chookie said...

Ross, I'll get a photo or two up once I find where the Geek has put the cable.

Huxley, darling, not a hope in Hades -- and I've just e-mailed your boss.

han_ysic said...

My nasturtiums just sprouted too! I almost thought it was a weed, it looks a bit like ducks feet? Anyhow. I planted a few around, think only one has come up, might plant a few more now.