I am feeling a little extra sore tonight. Finally did my first hike around Anniversary Bay with Fiona this afternoon. Creaking now!
I am not sure the before and after has much impact in this garden. Still… its another job done that was lurking around in the back of my mind. I had to get in and try to carefully dig out the oxalis that was starting to creep in
Beau planted out my sunflowers here while we were away and they are doing well… pretty close to flowering I think.
I also put in the remaining marigolds that were still in pots…
I also had a good number of surviving Portulaca in pots so I got some of those in the ground too. I was happy to note that there are quite a number that have self seeded, even though so far they are very small.
Our weed pile is really getting big. It keeps the chooks amused though. If they are not digging through it, they are napping in it!
Around the garden, things are on the move… the corn seeds I put in the other day have started popping up, as have the sunflower seeds!
I am yet to get a zucchini to grow… I suspect this one might die off too.
The watermelon doesn’t look super happy… but at least I am starting to see a flower or two.
The recently planted tomatoes that were in their pots too long are still looking fine. The new growth is coming through green so I hope they will be ok.
I am anxiously watching those cucumbers… I so want them in a salad! Maybe a couple more days…
Tomato plants are randomly appearing everywhere. This one is growing in the runner beans. Sigh… whatever! I’ll leave those alone and just see what happens!
The tiny outside tomatoes really put on a growth spurt in the last week!
Still debating over moving this self seeded lettuce. I have to put something around it if I leave it where it is so I don’t trample it.
The apple cucumbers are trying their best!
And one lonely egg today!
Overall I think the garden still needs an awful lot of work to look nice again! I am happy that food is growing, but even as aesthetically relaxed as I am… all those weeds are really bugging me!
Anyway, swapped my gardening clothes for my hiking clothes and met Fiona at the top of the turnoff to Sisters Beach and we went down for our walk. A sea mist was in so it looked a little gloomy today.
We didn’t do too bad. I was surprised really as its been about 6 weeks since I have done proper hiking! We didn’t even have to stop when we went up our least favourite stretch which we have nicknamed something unkind.
My policy is not to swear on my blog… So I can’t tell you its name. haha.
It really is a horrible little stretch of hill… pretty much straight up and it tests us every time! I don’t ever seem to be able to get a photo that adequately shows you how steep it is. You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!!
We were lucky enough to come across a wallaby on our walk today too!
I was able to walk a lot closer than I thought I would be able to! It took a while before he/she decided I was too weird and hopped off.
You are welcome for the wallaby-bottom shot 😀
There are tiny wildflowers out everywhere up there at the moment. I will have to take up my macro lens next walk to try to get some nice photos of them.
Anyway, that’s about all from me today!
Hope you had a fantastic day too!