It has been a great day here.
Weatherwise, pretty cool and grey, with little bursts of sun, but we have got a lot done in the garden department. My dad came round, and he and Gary got rid of a big gorse bush on our fence line. We have a bush block next door to us that is quite bushy and grassy, (and maybe snakey) so we need to keep our fence line a bit under control. I went in and gave it a bit if a whipper snip and mow along the fence after they were finished, which tidied it up nicely.
My dahlias are flowering now and are such brilliant colours...
and there are still some gorgeous roses in flower like the beautiful pink and white Delbard one I have out the back.
.....and I love the sunflowers that are everywhere now!
I have planted some more snowpeas, a bed of mixed lettuce, and a couple of punnets of spring onions today too.
I sowed a few trays of french beans and lots of different salad greens the other day, and they are already germinating, so hopefully I should get a heap of little plants soon.
It felt good to work in the vegie patch, planning the plantings for the next few months, checking the progress of the tomatoes (looking good, not ripening just yet), and just doing a bit of daydreaming.
I have decided to take out 2 big fruit trees (a nectarine and an apricot) in the chicken run, the fruit has always been disappointing, and they are pretty huge now.
I planted this little row of fruit trees in honour of Max's birth 11 years ago, and they were a bit experimental, the cherry and snow apple are still good, the peach has been swamped by the nectarine and the apricot was not the best variety, so if I take 2 out I can put in a Moorpark apricot, and give the others some extra space.
Mum and dad have one of these in their garden and they are the most delicious apricots I have ever tasted! So I have been hacking back a huge amount of growth with my big pruners today as well.
Pruning is a lot of fun and it is hard to stop sometimes!
Now I just have to deal with the pile of cuttings.
I think a bonfire might be in store in the cooler months.
I got so involved in what I was doing, I forgot to pick Jesse up from work! Luckily he phoned me after 1/2 an hour or he would have been sitting there for ages.
Hope you are having a great weekend too!