Dig days galore!

Hi friends,

I confess that I’ve been a little remiss in keeping this blog up to date, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been loyally caressing the garden and pumping it full of plant loving vitality in the intervening months…oh no! We had incredibly successful September, October and November working bees and the garden is looking SO BEAUTIFUL! What lucky folks we are to have this on our doorstep. Last Sunday was the November working bee and I’ll tell you a little about it to whet your appetite and make you long for the feel of earth under your little finger tippies…

Greens, greens, greens – we love’em!

First BIG THANKS to the wonderful Sarah who made an extra special early morning trip to Honeysuckle Garden Centre to pick up a great variety of goodies (mulch, seedlings and seed raising mixture). At the garden, we met with Jon, Amelia and a lovely newbie Matt and immediately got stuck into some serious compost maintenance. When we asked how Matt heard about us, he said he’d been enjoying picking and munching on the spinach and other garden delights over the last month and was here to “repay the karma” so we were thrilled our philosophy of “give a little, take a little” is working so perfectly! Horray!

Peppery Lettuce – a little goes a long way!

Fieke, Jules and Adam were there not too long after and soon the beds were home to lots of new tomato, basil and lettuce plants and having a nice looooong drink to settle in. With my baby due next week, I was most useful sat in the shade sign making. Keeping up to date signs to tell everyone what plants actually are has been a bit of a bugbear for us, so we’re hoping this new method will work. Head down there, take a look and let us know what you think.

Improved signage will help passers-by choose what to have for dinner!

Highlights at the end were a visit from a freelancer writer for Green Lifestyle Magazine (our fame increases all the time – stuff the A-List, I’m keen to make the G-List!) and a lovely German girl wanting to find out all about the history of the garden. Then we shared the harvest. There were beetroots galore! Oh so tasty and full of organic yumminess!

Our gardens are very wise

In other VERY EXCITING news…we also won first place in the Waverley Council Garden Awards in the Gardening Together category so in order to celebrate we’re going to spend the $300 prize money on treating you, yes YOU, to a very special open day and picnic on 16th December (watch this space for more info).

Open day! All welcome

Till then
Stay green!
Penny

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About Penny Jones

Penny Jones is a Sydney-based freelance writer and photographer specialising in inspirational writing for leisure and 'plain English' writing for business. She has a particular interest in adventure, conservation, the power of the community and self development as well as a healthy passion for highlighting the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people.
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