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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Water, water everywhere....

A bit of an update on some green happenings in the backyard this Saturday....
Roger arrived Saturday morning tools and new shiny tap in hand and installed this little beauty near our patch for us.....

It's fantastic. This is my new toy and the vege gardens new best friend. It is fed from our water tank up the front side garden and now makes watering the veges (right down the back) soooo very easy. Roger's however probably looking at this piccy now criticising his work (stop it Rog!). The hose gets a very decent pressure (we did not install a pump for our tank) to the last bed...perfect! It feels so strange to hold a hose over garden beds again....it almost felt like we were being naughty.....a real indulgence...it's been a long time with water restrictions.
And to finish our day we received a great stormy downpour late in the afternoon laced with hail to refill what we used from the tank today easily.

And as for the rest of the garden.....
my french beans are coming along with plenty of baby beans...some of which have already been taste tested by the little girl. I was donated two more avocado seedlings......this one has now been planted in the back garden (complete with "Max-proof" tree guard) and the other will go out the front.
After a little deliberation we picked our three jaggerty lanterns and the remainder of the vine has been removed from the shed now. I'm a little chuffed but was somewhat unsure about the small mutant looking one.....
but Mia didn't care it became her new baby for a while.......
until we cut it, gutted it, stuffed it and baked it for dinner tonight!

1 comment:

Violet said...

Sounds like the tap will come in VERY handy!! Looks great too!! :-)
Your garden is looking great...YUMMO Pumpkins!!

Vi