Sunday, November 01, 2009

Garden News October 2009

First some figures, over 5000 people have visited this site and what is really interesting they have been from 80 different countries also my photo-bucket site has had over 154,000 photos downloaded.
‘Simply amazing’.
It’ has started to rain again in Queensland but seems to be missing Birkdale, one suburb close by received 135mm while all we got was a bit of drizzle.
All our tanks are empty and it’s getting stressful as we only have four weeks to our ‘open garden’.
I am still talking to Garden Clubs, Judy and I went to the Glebe Garden Club early in the month and Splinters Club at Indooroopilly.
I have distributed 4000 ‘Open Garden’ flyers so far, so hopefully if the weather is fine we will have a good turnout.
The Lions Club have just notified me that they cannot do the catering for our open weekend, that is a real disappointment as they always do such a great job, anyway my son’s fiancĂ© has volunteered to do it, she seems very confidant, so there will still be a sausage sizzle, tea, coffee and cakes.
I have some great raffle prizes this year, all garden related, we will probably donate the proceeds of this to the ‘Sporting Wheelies and Disabled’ organisation.
I have had a crook shoulder for the past few weeks and after three cortisone injections it is not getting any better.
It’s amazing how many little changes you can make to the garden, a plant here and there, a pot in a different position can make a lot of difference.
We went to the ‘Cordyline Society’ meeting at Jacobs Well, the hosts were John and Jenny Catlin, well it was paradise, they collect rare plants and the collection is magnificent, we bought a few plants but will be going back to buy more. They had a Jade Vine in flower; hope mine will look like that one day.