(Ruth Ann Schabacker)
Well, can't believe I can finally enter something in my blog! My first entry for 2013.
We made the move to our new property on the 7th of January, amid temps of 38C & higher, it was excruciatingly stinking hot.
The property is 5 & a half acres, situated on the northern side of town, the house is a steel framed & corrugated iron clad, which sits perfectly in a bush garden setting.
The Internet access is non existent, can't get adsl or 3G, so it seems we must wait for the national broadband network to set us up with a satellite dish, this is so frustrating as I had hoped to blog my gardening right from the word go, but now will e playing catch up for awhile, any time I visiting somewhere I can get Internet. Presently I am in Margaret River for Leeuin concert, featuring Carole King, can't wait!
The photo above is taken from the deck, looking north across the olive grove. The olive trees, along with the rest of the garden is in astate of disrepair. Most plants need a hard prune, a good soaking & some pest control. There is quite a few plants with severe scale problems, some with borer, & some justit hanging in there by the skin of their teeth. So first job off the ranks is pruning & soaking, & I will move on from there once I can see what is going to survive & what's not.
A massive task ahead, & I want it all done yesterday, but am excited by by the thought that I can create my very own individual masterpiece (I hope!)