Friday, September 4, 2015

Goodbye Winter. Hello Springtime in the Garden!

Spring officially arrived here in the southern hemisphere this week, with a wet and chilly start in our parts. We have been busy preparing, weeding, feeding, and seeding in anticipation of the growing season ahead.  A new cover crop was seeded last week along our retaining wall and we have seedlings sprouting in our first coconut coir pellet starters (more on that in a future post). Come a take a peek at what's happening in and around our garden this week:

Our new fruit trees are (literally) bursting at the seams at the arrival of spring, and we should have our first flowers any day.  The birds have been feasting on early flowering cherries (like the Tui posted recently on Facebook), and our neighbourhood is filled with bright flowering fruit trees, magnolias and rhododendrons in bloom. It is such a beautiful time of year!

The dormant winter berries that we planted last autumn are also waking up from winter, and have just started coming into new leaf.  Our old hydrangeas are springing back from their winter pruning, and look much healthier for the haircut.  As a bonus, the cuttings (more on that in a future post) kept from the pruning are also coming along nicely, with new spring growth 

What's happening in your garden this week?  We would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.  If you have your own greener living / garden blog or site, you're welcome to share a live link tin the comments. It's simple - just use the following format as a guide: <a href="">text you want shown for your link</a> 

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