Sunday, September 15, 2013

Adventures In Gardening

Back in Brisbane, we planted a garden. The low-maintenance, modern kind with spiky plants that thrive in terrible soil under the care of terrible gardeners like us.

Out here, I'm able to dabble a little more. That's partly because I have the time, partly because the soil is so fertile and wonderful, partly because the Laidley Street Markets (every Friday morning, folks) are a great place to buy cheap plants. 


Like a sucker, I paid $15 a pop for each of my first 10 small hedging plants at the nursery before discovering the men at the markets sell 10 of them for $15. I have been planting hedges all over the place ever since, which I hope will pay dividends in a few years.

I go to the Street Market most Fridays now to see what else I can find. At prices like that, a novice gardener like me can afford to experiment and learn by trial and error. 


The little one has been loving picking herself flowers. She's loving it a little too much, actually. Some plants on her level are looking a little spartan...


But it's all for a good cause. 

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  2. Now that's a bargain for your hedge. I'm in despair over the lack of gardening skills I have... Xx

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    1. To the Laidley Street Market with you! ;-)

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    2. Brismod, everyone loves to give advice, so id say go to the markets and fall on your sword.

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  4. I think I might know your man at the Laidley Markets, he used to frequent Toowoomba and we bought our whole garden from him. We had Japanese box hedges everywhere, murrayas, lilli pilli topiaries and pencil pines. He was fabulous, gave good advice and everything grew like magic in the red soil. Good luck with your garden ... think of the years of posies!

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    1. Does sound familiar! The advice is a huge part of it, I reckon I had my man (our man?!) bailed up for about 15 minutes last Friday drilling him on nitrogen levels and correct watering technique and so on. At the end, he said 'you've got a lot to learn, love' but he also said I could come back next week for another lesson if I wanted. You can't put a price on that ;-)

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  5. I love that shot looking down at little one. :-) Lovely. x

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  6. Oh there is nothing better than a posy created by a small toddler. We have had many many of those at our place. mel x

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  7. Now if only the markets were closer to me in Brisbane

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