How was your weekend everyone?
Mine was a very perfect weekend even though Sunday was a rainy day started late morning. Due to rain, I was able to focus on sowing seeds and not get distracted with other chores in the garden.Woke up on Saturday morning before the kids awake, opened email and very glad to hear a very dear friend whose family lives near the recent earthquake effected area was safe although their house were badly damaged. He wrote to me, he don't know what will happened from now on but he said he will do all his best ~GAMBARUKARANE.
Saturday afternoon, I received many precious home-saved seeds,seedlings,spuds,eggs, garden produces, and bulbs from generous gardeners~ARIGATOUGOZAIMASHITA. I was so excited felt like Christmas. It was good to meet other gardeners and out from the house except for appointments to the hospital since we came back from Melbourne.
One of my plan in gardening year 2011 is to try growing flower from bulbs which I never had any experience. I would like to thank Julie and Andrea author of The Mad Gnome Strike Again! for making my dream come true. I have the chance to grow different colour of irises, daffodils and jonquils. I have already planted most of the bulb immediately after we reached home except for jonquils which hopefully will be planted soon after clearing up some patch.
I thought one of our iris that Julie gave us last month dissapeared and I forgot where my mother planted it. Found it yesterday and sprouting new shoot (or is the correct term leaf?). Made my day so cheery just looking at it.
I can't stop smiling since yesterday afternoon, I feel so happy and lucky because I never dare to dream that I can grow so many Elephant and Purple Monaro Garlic this year although it was on top of my wish list. I am in cloud 9 Andrea! Thank you so much. I got also 3 different variety of not easy to buy seed potatoes even in nursery yesterday from a very generous gardener and thank you so much for sharing. South Australia don't allow potato from out of state so you can't order them from out of state which where most of the seed companies are located.
Thank you Bob for the passionfruit plants he grown from seeds and offering it to other gardeners. I went to Bunnings 3 times thinking of buying passionfruit plant this summer to grow near my one and only garden arch but were not allowed to have one by my sisters or cousins each trip to Bunnings. They keep telling me I won't be there to taste my first fruit. But I simply enjoy looking at them growing so I won't really mind even I won't be tasting the first fruit. Anyone know how long do we have to wait for passionfruit to bear it first fruit?Also, someone shared some home-saved sweet pea that I can grow near the garden arch as well. Saturday was my lucky day.
Not sure the real name of this plant. But it has fame with bringing luck and fortune. I hope it link with good health as well.
Some of my winter vegetables seeds sowing today. Notice I don't follow moon planting calendar? No choice the boys make the rule. Rayyan had a surprisingly long nap and Ilhan more keen on spending time with dad so mummy have some time for seed sowing finally. Direct sowing vegetable have to wait until next month, probably on easter break as summer vegetables are in full swing now.
My cousin Lenay sowed many flower, herbs and winter vegetables 10 days ago when we were still in Melbourne and some of the seeds have already sprouted especially brassicas. Flower seeds that have sprouted are nasturtium, calendula, stock,cineraria, bellis perennis, foxglove and poppy. I have to update my seed sowing schedule.
I sleep much better this week after Rayyan is back with us and had his complete corrective surgery. When he was born and before had a shunt surgery, I keep on waking at night not only because of feeding but making sure he is ok and breathing.
Sweet Dream everyone:)