Sunday 5th August 2018 – What a fabulous morning in the gardens!
What a fabulous morning in the gardens, and a great turnout -13 of us plus Wendy, Lorraine, Steve and Dan who all popped in to see us and deal with certain things. It seems some of our “newbies” maybe joining us more often ! Many hands certainly make light work.
Jo showed us, we have a banana weevil and has opened up the area around the base of the trees so predators get in there and do their thing. We need to keep the bananas free of mulch for about 2 weeks. we learnt lots there and look forward to chatting to Jo about it more.
turned the compost
thoroughly watered the garden – note Jo has been watering mid week for us as well
planted native shrubs around the entrance sign
planted and mulched a lemongrass bed behind the arrowroot
removed the remainder of the soil in the front area (which went into the new lemongrass bed) and applied some bladey grass mulch over the bare earth
trimmed the bananas in the food forest and cut up the prunings, which are now in the new compost heap – bay adjacent to the crusher dust
cut out dead plants in the garden bed adjacent to the silver planter boxes
when we left Vic was working on the workbench for the propagation shed
Repaired the chook dome so it can be used on Open Day
All followed but a very social and lively cuppa and biscuits !
Compost, possibly start a second compost.
Tidying up dead branches within the fruit forest. NB all the popcorn Cassia seed best if we could collect all those. would be great to get the forest looking more aesthetically pleasing.