Friday, July 24, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hard pruned citrus: Now the grapefruit

Before we know it, the citrus will be moving. A blood orange i just pruned lightly was just building its flowers.

So it was time for the grapefruit. The hardest I've ever pruned this one. But at least I got all the citrus galls off.

And will I kill the plant? I'll stand on my record.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Perennial basil seem to be doing fine

A buddy ripped off a few shreds of this and said it's the best yield plant he's ever had.
A few weeks in water to set some roots and now they're planted out. Sharing the early spring with some poppies. And the Trinidad Scorpion Chilli is overwintering nicely.

Roses! You're in containers from now on!

The area I grow my roses is too shady. This winter I'm pulling them out an putting them into containers, so I can have them in the sun.

Cool. I've already got a few watershoots telling me it was not such a silly idea.

The poppies can share the pot for the early part of their spring.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Citrus gall wasp: Nature's helper

If you have thes things you have to cut them out. It's plague on Adelaide.
And it's a horrible feeling because you have to cut back hard. Some people hate to do that.
But the beauty comes in the next year or two. 
Established citrus LOVE to be cut back hard.

Rats: Let this be a warning to you!

I was in someone else's garden just then and saw this. I have many similar things.
"Rats, if you don't behave I'm gonna set this, and kill one of you.