Archive : grasses

May 03 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 11 comments

What’s growing in my backyard

01 Whats growing 11a

After a week of work committments, my head has hardly moved away from the computer. This has left me with the feeling of “cabin fever”! I was so pleased that we had a holiday on Wednesday – International Workers Day (Labour Day) – and I was NOT going to spend another moment sitting! I was in the garden, playing with the newbie chickens and Skollie (who has calmed down quite abit!) and [...]

Mar 24 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 10 comments

Earth Day clean up

08 Clean up After 01

I normally miss all these important dates – like “Earth Day” and “Water Week” and read about them in the news paper I lay in the chickens bedding weeks later. So I decided that Earth Day (wednesday, 20 March) was my day in the garden. I spent time cleaning up and looking at ways to help the Earth in my own backyard. We have been thinking of adding a greywater system for [...]

Oct 27 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 13 comments

Last October Days

07 End October 22

After the heat of yesterday and the windy morning, I finally ventured out into the garden to see what needed tending. Besides the blown-over trellis and the build-up of weed, I was amazed to see lots of new growth and happy flowers. I am amazed at how much a garden can really give you when you offer some love and care.  I treasure the surprises and the jump-for-joy moments, like the new [...]

Oct 19 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 12 comments

Wet October day

06 October rainy day 11

Well, the sun is hiding behind dark, ominous clouds and the rain is coming down. I know my garden loves it and after a few warm days, I am quite happy sitting indoors. Just survived a bout of nasty flu and a quiet weekend inside with a great book sounds like a good idea. I did, however, take a quick walk around to see what needed my attention, but my plants all [...]

Sep 12 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 8 comments

Another rainy day

04 The Rainy Day 06

Oh well, the spring sun was covered with clouds today and the rain came tumbling down – again. But Spring is all about the warmth and the rain – the flowers and the showers, right? So here is my garden today – wet and warm. The Spring feeling is in the air and the blues have melted and the spirits are high. I’ve been in the garden all day yesterday – pulling, [...]

May 11 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, | 10 comments

Miscanthus probe

Miscanthus 04

Well, Alan – this post has finally been uploaded. You have been patiently asking me to get a closer view of this big question mark – my bold grass and centre piece of my grass feature. I have done a close up inspection of my Miscanthus Sinensis Gracillimus (it was labelled and sold to me as this!). I know that the last post I did of my Grass Feature update you did [...]

Apr 30 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 16 comments

New plants and grasses for the sunny bed

I love the colours and foliage

I’ve been dragging my feet with planting up the new bed in the back. I spent so much time “designing” and “planning” that I wasn’t actually getting anything done. I had this idea to add a rose on either side and a huge pot in the middle back spot. I hunted for the pot I have in my mind and I couldn’t find it. I don’t want to buy the first pot [...]

Apr 25 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 13 comments

Meadow update

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Hi Chris, remember my back garden meadow I want to create? I spread the seeds at the beginning of April and the last two weeks I have taken photos of the progress. I am still not sure what flowers will come out so it will be fun to see how the whole area will develop. I can recognise marigolds and that’s about it! Oh yes – I also see clover and a [...]

Apr 08 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, | 12 comments

Grasses highlighted – 1st anniversary

Panicum Virgatum

I have been asked a few times by many to put together a more detailed post on the Grass Feature in my front garden. It is one of my very special places in my garden and takes pride of place (ok – the veggie patch is still the number one!) This is the month of its 1st Anniversary, so we can really go back and see how it looked 1 year ago. [...]

Mar 26 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Perenniels, | 15 comments

Grass Feature Patch preview

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Hi Chris! I have been off the radar this past week with sinus troubles! I am certain they are spraying the fields around us with chemicals. Argh! Not good! The wheat farmers now grow grapes in the area, and I know that they spray these! I have had to go on antihistamines and nasal sprays and it has knocked me a bit sideways! I will have to investigate this further! But in [...]