|Yes I know its not a fruiting plant but I just love my Fuschia!! This was one I rescued from the sad table at Bunnings,,,it cost me $1.00. 1 year on and just look at the flowers!|
When my little greenhouse toppled over, I did as a few of you suggested and I just threw the soil which contained the seeds, onto the veggie patch. Well we now have nasturtiums, a couple of tomatos, and few other things that have popped up which I'm not sure what they are lol. It has done quite well considering.
|Recent rains have made the weeds go mad but here you can just see the nasturtiums that popped up after our greenhouse incident. Surrounding the veggie patch are our fruit trees which we have potted up. They are all doing so well!!!!|
This year is the first year that we seem to be succeeding and it is amazing how you feel so inspired when you actually get a few successes under your belt. I bought a raspberry plant last year and we put that in the ground a few months ago,,,,,I now have a few raspberry plants! I can't wait to be able to make my own raspberry jam,,,yummy! Our strawberries are producing, not huge amounts but enough for me to go and pick a few each day and not to have to share them lol (sshhhh don't tell anyone!!)
Just a few months ago our selection of 10 fruit trees arrived from an order we put in with Diggers. They arrived as little sticks and we planted them out into large pots so that they could form a fence of sorts around our new veggie patch to keep the dogs out. Well they are all now very healthy looking young trees. There is only one apple that seems to be lagging behind the rest but that one thankfully is showing signs of growth this week. We wanted to pot them up also because we are in the limbo land about whether or not to move and I know that if those trees get put in the ground then we will stay here because I won't want to leave them behind lol. This block isn't really big enough for ten fruit trees, although half of them are dwarf varieties, I must admit. If we plant them all our yard will truly become just a large vegetable plot, although with the world the way it is, that may not be such a bad thing!! If we decide to stay here, then they will be planted out and our entire yard will become productive, that is my plan. I figure if we are staying here then who cares what anyone else thinks lol. At least we will be feeding our children healthy organic fruit and veggies and saving quite a bit of money in the process.
|This is an old clam shell pool that now grows our Rocket and some lettuce. We just planted a few cherry tomatos in here too.|
|Sorry for the sideways photo - Some recent purchases - Blueberry, Lemon Myrtle, Spanish Licorice and a couple of flowering plants|
|Our old veggie patch which has our rhubarb plant and two tomatoes left over from last year which are beginning to fruit again!|
|Mr14's Peacharine tree - hopefully next year it may get more fruit!!|
|Strawberries, Tomatoes and Passionfruit waiting to be planted out|
|Sorry lol,,,,,I just love washing on a Hills Hoist drying in the breeze! This also shows how mad the grass and weeds have gone,,,,,this was mowed just over a week ago!|
|Our new veggie patch with Mr9's sunflowers growing bigger each day|
|My seedling table,,,,,,I just separated many of the seedlings yesterday,,,,as you can see we have many, many, many tomatos lol|