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Xanthorrhoea glauca, commonly known as Black boy or Grass tree. This spectacular plant is coming into flower now in the Canberra region.The species does extremely well here in this climate and has  beautiful grey to bluish glaucous green foliage and thrives in shale poor Canberra soil with minimal water.  #tidycanberragardens #smallgardenspecialist #xanthorrhoea #gardenmaintenance #womengardeners #canberragardeners #hallvillage #globalsisters
Why do I do it? Its the vision I have how I can restore the love back into the garden. #tidycanberragardens #smallgardenspecialist #gardenmaintenance #womengardeners #canberragardeners #hallvillage #globalsisters
What do English gardeners do in the winter? My dad's been preparing to plant a new tree. A plum I think. My mum is hurriedly stocking the seedlings in the greenhouse and sweeping the paths of leaves. I've just been admiring the last of the roses and reading books. I like this quote - "I think that for a great part of the year an ideal gardening dress for women is a short tweed skirt, made very wide, so that one can step across plants without injuring them, a loose jumper made of khaki or brown flannel (for half an hour in wet weather will take the shine off of a romantically becoming jumper in pale colours), a gardening apron all pockets, a pair of thick shoes or boots, and a light scarf tied over one's hair" - from Lady Seton (1927) in the Virago Book of Women Gardeners.  #gardeners #womengardeners #goodadvise
You know what? I really wouldn't mind opening this on Christmas Day. No, I wouldn't. Love the #bookcover. #readwhatyoulove #booksforever #booksforkeeps #gardening #womengardeners #flowery #illustration #photooftheday #nofilter #instagardenlovers
Allotment Update:  Maggie and I spent a few productive hours at our allotment today.  I planted two rows of De Monica Broad Beans which followed on from Octobers planting of two rows of Imperial Longpod (and precedes December planting of Aquadulce Claudia), as you may gather from this we like our Broad Beans 😁and, if that's not enough I plan to plant Imperial Green Windsor in the spring, these are really nice and they are a heritage variety which I prefer to grow to keep the old varieties going 👍. I also planted today 6 Joan J Autumn Raspberry Canes to go with 4 summer fruiting and 3 autumn fruiting canes alredy planted.  I guess that we like fruit as we have also planted 3x gooseberry, 2 x blackberry and a blueberry bush; plus I have just ordered 2 x Appletini apple trees which only grow to 6ft.  I recall asking @stephaniehafferty what I should grow and Steph replied "grow what you like to eat" which is sound advice.  We only started cultivating our plot in June and it was very much a case of 'clear and plant' just to show that we were doing something (really for the benefit of adjacent plot holders a the allotment committee) now we can really get down to a 'plan' for the 2019 harvest 🤔  Whilst I was doing the planting today Maggie has been busy lifting the carrots (even though I planted late we got hit by carrot fly so, learning from our mistakes, we will definitely net them next year); Maggie also cleared a lot of ground of weeds .... not sure yet whether to plant green manure of leave open for the frost (suggestions would be appreciated 😁). Maggie also did the routine jobs like pruning the lavender around our newly established wildlife pond (sounds a bit pretentious but it actually only an upcycled kiddies sand pit but it does exactly what we wanted 👌 . . 💠💠💠💠💠💠💠 If you are considering getting some seasonings for your store cupboard don't forget that you can use code my MIKE20 @jdseasonings to get a 20% DISCOUNT off of your
I’m Big on recycling. A second small pond salvaged from the dumpster has just been resurrected in the backyard for the reptiles to come and drink from.Cost of project to date: $60 estimate total cost $80 to complete project. #tidycanberragardens #smallgardenspecialist #gardenmaintenance #womengardeners #canberragardeners #hallvillage #globalsisters
Lou by the pond. Five years ago I decided to put a small pond in the front garden for the birds to drink from, and every day I am delighted to see something different. I’ve seen Yellow robins, Blue wrens, Eastern spinebills, Flycatchers, the Hooded robin, Red robins large parrots such as the Crimson rosella, Corella, Sulpha Crested Cockatoo and Galah  #tidycanberragardens #smallgardenspecialist #canberrabirds #gardenmaintenance #womengardeners #canberragardeners #hallvillage #globalsisters