One of my goals was to save up to buy a DSLR camera so that I could take better photos. Well, my brother gave me his practically new Nikon camera which was very generous of him and I did sign up to do two online courses to learn how to use it but unfortunately I have only finished one course so finishing the other course is something I need to do this year so that I can learn how to take a decent photo. I have just been using my little point and shoot Canon which has a great Macro setting that I use when photographing flowers. It is light and small enough to put in my pocket when walking around the garden and it is easier to use that so I will have to get into the habit of taking photos every few days with the larger camera to get used to it.
The CEO has just made a wicking bed for me out of an ALDI raised garden frame we bought for $30 and the plan is to make small wicking beds out of the three old Eskys I found in the back yard which were being kept 'as they might come in handy one day' ;-) It looks like they might actually come in handy so I am waiting for him to watch the video of Costa making the wicking beds on the Gardening Australia episode on Creative Containers. Then he can start drilling some holes and I can get going with setting them up.
I am having some success with growing zucchinis and we are harvesting enough for our own needs but some are being lost to blossom end rot and something has eaten into a couple as well. The capsicums are growing well as are the cucumbers but I don't want too many of the latter as I won't be preserving them anymore due to the amount of sugar that is needed.
The pig has some company as I have planted out some succulents in various coloured colanders.
I brought this plant back from Mt.Isa which is going crazy here and it even grew well in the dry weather up there. I am not sure what it is but is purple underneath and quite pretty. It seems to be a succulent. Does anyone know what it is?
These spiders are everywhere. I am not sure what they are called but I do try not to disturb them. They have nice patterns on them don't they? I guess they are doing some good in the garden.
Of course the dahlias have come up everywhere now that the rain has started and the ones that aren't being chewed by pests are looking lovely. One of our biggest problems in the garden at present is the amount of weeds that need to be pulled out. The weather is cool so it is a good time to get stuck into it but where to start is the question as there are so many and there is more rain forecast at the weekend. So maybe I should wait till after it has stopped raining again. Does that sound like a plan or procrastination? LOL! Oh well, it is a new year in 30 minutes so I will think about it then :-) What plans do YOU have for 2016?
Have a Happy New Year everyone!