In the garden : March 2008 wrap up

Posted Tue, Apr 1 2008 12:00 by bill

March was a month of extreme weather.  The first two weeks were record highs. This really brought on the tomatoes.  Then the last two weeks were colder than usual, and had a bit of rain.  The rain put out the nearby tyre fire:

 

I think the smoke helped ripen the tomatoes and give them that  kind of BBQ flavour.  But the rains were good.  I stopped watering the garden as I got plenty of inflow from the nearby tip.  A year or two ago, they lined the dams around the tip, around the same time as they got that medical waste contract.  Since then the plastic liners mean that water doesn't get wasted, and when there's a good downfall I get lots of run-off :)  The veggies seem to be bumper crops from it !

But it all hasn't been this good.  There was some damage to one of my fences just before the rains came.  I guess it must have been hoodlums having too much to drink the night of the meteor shower.  I went to fix the fence today, and it's  bigger job than I thought.  But it gets worse. They seem to have introduced some weird kind of weed into the garden. I haven't seen it before, kind of like a tropical plant, very tall.

The leaves seem to make the funniest noises even with the lightest of winds, a strange clicking noise.  I was going to pull them out today, but I must be allergic to them, as I got some pollen in my face and it's really irritated my eyes.  Feeling really sleepy, so perhaps it will all be right in the morning.

More on the garden soon .... I hope.

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# re: In the garden : March 2008 wrap up

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:56 PM by Darren Gosbell

I love the John Wyndham reference. It's going to be interesting to see how many people get it. :)

# re: In the garden : March 2008 wrap up

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 3:14 PM by Bill Tulloch

medical waste and metor showers, brilliant!

# re: In the garden : March 2008 wrap up

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 8:43 AM by bill

Darren .... are you using a text reader or can you see ?  You can see ?  He can see .... ;)

I'm figuring lots of folks probalby didn't get the DOTT reference ;)

Bill : Thanks :)