August 8th, 2010
There is much to do in August. For a beginning I need to get out and buy some Aquilegia seedlings. I just love these flowers and now is the time to plant them. They are very rewarding too as they seem to self seed in the garden, but, I need more in different colours! You can also plant out snapdragons, foxglove and larkspur if the mood takes you. Yes, folks, time to get ready for spring!
I also need to get busy in my humble vege plot. Looking a little worse for wear at the moment. I intend to follow up the dolomite lime I put on last month with some cow or sheep manure. Of course, first to find a cow or sheep! So, a trip out to the country must be planed, where you just might happen to drive past the signs that say Cow Manure $5 a bag. My children won’t come on these trips with me any more, even though I keep it a secret as to the real purpose of the trip, they complain about the smell in the car on the way home. So it will be a lonely trip for me. Should I still take the picnic lunch? The up side is that there will be no one to complain should I take in a couple of nurserys on the way.
Did you know that you can buy Dynamic Lifter in tablets? While wandering around in Bunnings I discovered this. The packet assured me that they are totally organic slow release fertiliser. But I did not purchase any because, well, truth to tell, it just didn’t feel right to just put one tablet under my tree. I enjoy forking around under the lemon to loosen the soil and then spreading the bag of whatever on top. To tell the truth I even enjoy the smell. A tablet just won’t do the same thing for me, never mind the tree!