Now that it has cooled down I have been able to get out into the garden and plant out the brassica seedlings at long last as I put in the seeds ages ago. I had planted out a few cabbages and cauliflowers where we had room but I was waiting for the zucchini to finish producing in one of the gardens before planting out the rest of the seedlings. They seemed to be growing well until one day I noticed that the pests had already arrived and eaten half of one of the plants. So I did a bit of squashing and will now be on high alert and check them each day for any eggs that have been laid on them. The majority of the brassicas will be covered to stop the white butterfly caterpillars from decimating the whole crop.
Goodness me, they can eat!
There aren't a lot of flowers in the garden at the moment. I came across this night flowering cactus flower though and it looks like this in the morning....
..and like this in the afternoon. That looks a bit like how I feel some days. :-)
The dahlias are all but finished. We don't water them and there hasn't been any decent rain for a couple of weeks so they are on their way out for this year.
I nearly stepped on this plant which I thought had a yellow flower so I asked the CEO what it was as he would have planted it at some stage and he said that it wasn't a flower and that they were leaves....
...which I guess change colour and end up looking like this. I did a Google Images search and I think perhaps that it is a Crassula sarmentosa. Does anyone know if that is right?
It is quite strange but after months of hardly any tomatoes growing they have now decided to pop up everywhere. Hopefully we will end up with a few that are out of the reach of Sally girl.
I didn't plant any coriander this year as it always bolts and the menfolk don't really like it anyway so I was quite surprised when in the middle of summer it just came up from seed dropped on the ground from last year and it didn't bolt for absolutely ages. If I had purposely planted it I am sure it would have bolted much sooner. Gardening has me puzzled sometimes :-)
Only 11 sleeps till I fly to Mt.Isa to visit my grandchildren. Before then I have to finish off my grandson's rag quilt so I think I will be doing quite a bit of sewing and snipping this week.
Have a great week everyone!