Sunday, May 24, 2009

Catching up.

With this being Memorial Day weekend I get Monday off from work. A great chance to attempt to catch up on all those jobs I've been unable to do due to the constant rain.

It seems the waters have abated for the time being so.....................


I mow.

Around the back......................


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.....and I mow around the side................

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....and I mow around the front until everything is neat and tidy again.
Well, around the house at least. The rest can wait for now as I have trees to plant.

Sargent Crabapple

Crape Myrtle


Washington Hawthorn

I also put in some more Conifers down by the creek and my extra Tomato plants have been scattered around here and there but more about those another time.
The Tomato plants in Plot 2................

.....have been treated to new cages this year. I'm using a lot of my old ones to protect some of the small trees that I've set out. No, the white you see isn't frost, it's Diatomaceous Earth. I sprinkled a little around as there seemed to be quite a few ants emerging from somewhere.
Plot 3

And the potatoes are all in bloom.
Plot 4

The carrots have finally made an appearance in amongst the Radishes
.....and the Kohlrabi

....are starting to develop their bulbs.
Plot 6
No sign of the Parsnip seeds yet but the Sparkler Radishes are up.
The Mesclun is looking great.................

...especially on the dinner table.
Around the front of the house we have a great development.
The Fuji Apple Tree.....................
....has got it's first tiny apples.
The toads are back too.

It's great to see these bug eating friends back again.
Indoors I've put the first batch of dried Catnip..................

.....into a storage jar. Tommy got the left over sticks to play with........

....and had a great time rubbing chewing and rolling all over them.
I cut back the plants for the second time................

.....and hung them in the kitchen to dry out.
Tomorrow I hope to get my second Sargent Crabapple tree out and perhaps get to the Garden Centre to pick up some bedding plants as the flower beds at the front need some colour.
But Enough for today!


5 comments:

Dan said...

That lawn must keep you busy, I complain about cutting our postage stamp.

Mick said...

Lawn?
You are too kind, Dan.
I refer to it as "The Grass"

Miss M said...

Lawn or not, it sure is nice and tidy ! :D

Lovely choice of trees, Mick. You seem to be on a planting spree !

The potatoes are looking superb and it's great to see the Fuji bearing fruit.

Lol, that toad looks like he's ready to ambush. Any lunch to munch on yet ?

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