There has been one decent autumn rain with more on the way, and the days are warm and sunny, so in our short time in the Love Shack, I have my boots and gloves on, digging, planting and mulching. I start the session with a cup of tea on the deck, peruse the zone and ask the plants where they would like to live.
Our garden is a tough place to thrive. Sandy, gutless soil, rampant couch grass, extended dry conditions and long periods without supervision. We have opted for a tough, low maintenance native garden, combined with fruit and citrus trees, olives, avocados and herbs.
There is so much latent garden potential at our weekend farmer's market, and I spent all of my pocket money on grevilleas. The others were purchased at the Balingup Small Farm Field Day; a fantastic day out each April where you can pat an alpaca, coo over a new born miniature horse, order solar panels, buy a knitted beanie, and taste local produce. That's if you can get away from the plant stalls, mobile coffee vans and Devonshire tea.
Today's planting schedule was : red kangaroo paw, grevillea "sea spray", grevillea "Gingin gem", eucalyptus "silver princess" & eucalyptus "illyarrie".