Gaining access to the Japanese Garden at this time of the year is always a challenge due to the Year 12 and 11 examinations during November. The recent weather has promoted lots of growth - particularly the bamboo which can shoot up anywhere throughout the garden!
|The bamboo can pop up anywhere throughout the garden!|
Saturday afternoon was a chance to cut and poison the unwanted bamboo, remove the dead rhododendron flowers and clean and tidy the fallen leaves.
During one of my breaks I ventured outside the garden to inspect one of the nearby gums that had lost a substantial section during the recent storms and spotted a family of tawny frogmouths - a parent and two chicks!
On Sunday I was joined by David and Anita Cross, Julie and Fiona D'Arcy and Adrian Thomas who assisted with deadheading the MANY flowers on the azalea shrubs. Adrian and I finished the task by fertilizing the garden with dynamic lifter and spreading the 10 bags of organic compost before the final watering was completed.
A huge thank you to Anita, David, Julie, Fiona and Adrian for their help and apologies for the short notice and to those who had already made Sunday morning plans.
|Julie, Adrian, Fiona, Anita, David and Simon|
The garden is now well prepared for the coming warmer months and as I write this article the follow up rain I ordered has arrived to further soak our lovely garden!
Adrian will be pleased to provide a garden update report at our December committee meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday 7th December).