I have been keen to have a worm farm for some time and last Saturday it finally happened. I have a recycled bath on a few cement blocks, garden
waste, leaves,worms, hessian bags, some kitchen scraps and lots of enthusiasm. Now it is over to the worms to do their thing.
I set to work early on Saturday as I had a busy weekend lined up replying to the Henry Review and getting to Sydney for Q and A and only had a few hours for the garden but it is amazing what you can do when you have to. I had a real mess in my “annuals” bed since it was weed infested so began by digging up and separating all polyanthus before replanting them and then launched into planting some ranuculas.I love the colour of a mass planting in spring and the joy of watching bulbs come up. Some of my daffodils are poking through the ground already.
I am now looking forward to getting home from work to see my fruit trees all professionally pruned. I read the books but cannot seem to get it right so it is reassuring to know that at least this year my trees will be in the “properly tended” category. That is until the rain gets to them and I suffer curly leaf all over again. My nectarine tree was a mass of curly leaf last summer but I am told this happened all across Tasmania because of the wet winter. Short of an umbrella, it seems that it will be hit and miss again this year. I intend to be a bit cleverer with my miniature peach tree which is in a pot. This will get the royal treatment and go under cover at the critical time providing of course that I remember to check for the critical signs!!
Gardening is a joy but it does have its disappointments.