14 Oct 2013

The Day of the Triffids

Posted by jenwren

I’m really glad I decided to document the growth of the garden because the rate of growth is astonishing. I’m not sure if I’m growing tomatoes or triffids, but I spread sugar cane mulch around the plants on the weekend, and I simply can’t get in between the tomato plants to mulch them!

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Up the “natives” end you’ll have to take my word for it that the Grevillea, Philotheca and Rulingia are still there. Actually, I moved the Rulingia nearly a metre – the vegies are doing so well that I decided rather than the 50/50 split of the garden bed I originally laid out, I need some more room for the veggies. When the daisies have finished, I will expand the veggies into another metre of garden bed.

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The Philotheca is proving the most difficult to locate, but it is still there, still growing.

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A week ago, the paper daisies were being attacked by aphids and I decided to let it go and hope some ladybugs moved in.

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At the time I did find one ladybug. This week there were four ladybugs and far fewer aphids. My laziness pays off again!

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The tomatoes have been flowering prolifically for over a week already. The daisies are on the cusp of blooming. Here’s the most advanced bud:

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One Response to “The Day of the Triffids”

  1. You know, I’m getting the impression that your little flat is glad to have you, Jen. Someone with a green thumb (or up to the armpits, more like). It’s literally blooming in response to such interest! What a welcome!!

     

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