Plants growing well.

From the latest tomato tips to sweetcorn calamities, share your experiences in the garden.
User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Plants growing well.

Postby Australian Cattleman » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:32 pm

Our garden is a picture at the minute. We are at the end of the second month of summer here in Australia. Our roses are having another flush of flowers, we have dozens of petunias out now also Gladiolis and Dahlias. Will have a few flowers for our local Agricultural show the end of next week.
Lawn needs mowing about every 4/5 days now to keep it clear to see snakes.
Will post a picture when I get time.
Colin :D
0 x

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:20 pm

Lawns growing like mad, our roses are having another flush just bought a few more,now have 95. Have hybrid teas,floribundas,David Austens,standards and a few climbing ones.
The rain has knocked the petunias about a bit. Soon time to plant the sweet peas (17th March) and the pansies.
Colin
0 x

User avatar
Just_a_girl
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 580
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:37 am
Location: Texas

Postby Just_a_girl » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:28 am

Colin,
Would enjoy seeing pictures of the flowers in your garden. Do you have your sweet peas attached to something, and can you grow morning glories in your area? I'm really interested in seeing your hybrid teas and climbers.

Hope you get those pictures posted soon.

Take care....
0 x

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:45 pm

The sweet peas just grow up wire netting trellis. I've been trying to download photos from my new camera,but the computer has been playing up.Looking into buying another computer,got my computer literate daughter helping me.
I have close to two acres of garden. The last acre I have only developed over the last 14 months. A neighbour reckons I won't stop till I reach the creek which is about 300 metres away and down about a 100 feet. I will only be going as far east as what I am now. I have already pinched part of the the horse and donkey paddock. I may develop the entrance to the property. I already have Gold and Green Leylandi pines each side of the drive down the hill. I plan on planting a few Lombardy Poplars as well. I have planted lots of eucalypts and calistemons in wind breaks below the house to help protect us from the cold winds of winter. It has helped us develop a micro climate that enables lots more plants to survive the frosts of winter.
I'll keep trying to get the computer operating to send the photos.
Colin :)
0 x

MoGal
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 808
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:32 pm
Location: Southeast MO
Contact:

Postby MoGal » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:15 am

Sounds like you have a beautiful garden - would love to see photos, but I completely understand what you're going thru with computer problems. I have had a digital camera for 3 years and have never successfully downloaded any of the pics onto the computer (I finally gave up). Heck I can't even get one to post thru photobucket .... one of these days I will succeed!!
0 x

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:30 am

Our lawn has slowed up a bit. Had one frost in the garden so far. It wasn't severe enough to knock any of the susceptible plants. Most of the garden is planted with seedlings. Have to plants the bulbs yet,tulips,daffodils (left some in the ground the past couple of years)freesias,snowdrops and then ranunculi and anemones. Have sweet peas coming up,planted about 25 punnets of pansies. Plus lots of other flowers.
Colin :D
0 x

User avatar
mdmdogs3
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 825
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:50 pm
Location: NW Arkansas

Re: Plants growing well.

Postby mdmdogs3 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:27 am

Australian Cattleman wrote:Our garden is a picture at the minute. We are at the end of the second month of summer here in Australia. Our roses are having another flush of flowers, we have dozens of petunias out now also Gladiolis and Dahlias. Will have a few flowers for our local Agricultural show the end of next week.
Lawn needs mowing about every 4/5 days now to keep it clear to see snakes.
Will post a picture when I get time.
Colin :D

How did your flowers do at the show????
0 x

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:09 pm

Did quite well with the flowers at the show. Won champion Gladioli of the show also got 10 firsts and 10 seconds with,roses,dahlias,calendulas and gladioli. Quite happy with the result. Put thirty entries to gain this. The competition was excellent this year with the good season we've had.
It was a bit of a rush because we had a team of twenty head of cattle in the lead classes and 6 bulls in the unled classes as well we had vegetables and eggs entered as well.
Thats what country lifes about.
Colin :D
0 x

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Sun May 07, 2006 5:33 pm

Been busy these past few days planting and tidying up before winter. Have lifted the Gladioli and Dahlia bulbs. Have the tulip bulbs in the bottom of the refridgerator to get them cold enough to plant in the next few weeks. Have all the pansy,violas,dianthus,stocks planted. Also added another David Austen rose to my collection. my sweet peas are about an inch tall so far. Could do with a drop of rain to save having to water as much.
Colin :D
0 x

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:18 pm

Our lawn looks a little sad after the frosts but the gardens ok. The pansies are starting to flower,still planting them when I find a spot thats empty. Some of my bulds are sneaking through the soil. Have to plant my tulips and ranunculi and anemones this weekend. Bought five more David Austin roses last week,had to make a new garden bed for them. I have 105 roses in my garden now.The darn roses are still flowering especially the DA's they seem just to go on and on. All the roses will be pruned at the end of July. I give them a light prune in mid summer which has helped them continue to flower. As well this rime I give them a good dose each month of sea weed fertiliser.
Love gardening
Colin
0 x

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:56 pm

My garden has greened up this past week. We have had about an inch of rain spread over the past week. No frosts. Supposed to get back into them in the next couple of days. My bulbs are starting to come through. Still have some to plant yet. Roses will be pruned in about a months time. I have 105 so far in the garden ranging from David Austins,Hybrid Tea,Floribunda,Standards,Miniatures etc.
Colin
0 x

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:07 am

Got my roses pruned,daffodils and tulips are coming up as are the hyacinths,snowdrops etc etc. The pansies are flowering well. Had a nice inch of rain over the past week. Lawn is greening up but still about 30 frosts to go before winters over.
Colin
0 x

User avatar
Susie David
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3546
Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 8:07 pm
Location: Eastern Washington
Contact:

Postby Susie David » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:05 pm

We use the bail string for climbers on the sweet peas, built a trellis and ran the strings down. Peas finished but the beans are producing well. Susie put in seven Zuc plants and now the family and neighbors are well stocked. Been close to 100 degrees this past week...pasture almost gone but the squash has run all over the garden and have sixty pumpkins on the vine along with the other types.
Temps should return to normal this weekend but this is our drought season so no rain expected until mid gto late Sept.
Dave Mc
0 x
Susie David's Cattle Company LLC
"From Pasture to Plate 100% Natural Beef"

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:16 am

Our bulbs are coming through nicely. Only a month or so before the end of winter. The deciduous trees are just waiting to burst into leaf.
0 x

User avatar
Australian Cattleman
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:53 am
Location: Tenterfield,New England Region NSW,Australia

Postby Australian Cattleman » Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:08 am

The weathers been beautiful here. Really good gardening weather. Warmish days,about 20 C down to minus 7 this morning though.
Colin
0 x


Return to “Gardening”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest