Sunday, September 26, 2010

Well that was a lovely weekend

So apart from the great weather, it's been quite fun and also productive.

Friday night started with a delicious Mexican flavoured birthday dinner with some Finlaggan for dessert.

Saturday involved ferreting around in the back yard, trying to finally fix the chicken free zone. This involved needing to move a post to a spot that had a suspicious ceramic pipe in it. Originally I thought it was some kind of water run-off, but after digging around it turned out that they were short sections that didn't interlock. And one side was a dead-end. So I was happy to remove the middle chunk to let me put the post where it needed to be for the gate to shut.

After digging, went to another delicious party in the afternoon. This party was cake themed, and not only very tasty but also had many calories. After far too much cake, I got back to things around the house. Did some late night cementing to do a little more finishing on the wall.

Sunday was another beautiful day and involved much gardening. I finished moving the fence post and fitted the latch. I also finally put up the wires for the runners to grow on. I planted some tomato seedlings, and seeds: beans, corn, and carrots. Also some lettuces, and broccolini. Also giving some coriander and tri-coloured sage a go. That was oddly difficult because the planter I went to use had soaking wet soil that wouldn't dry out, as well as far too many root eating grubs. The chickens enjoyed the grubs. I also planted some tomato seeds in some punnets. Might have to order some more seeds from Diggers in the near future, but that Plants Plus was useful for buying some seedlings and a bird bath.

After all that I had a beer and some pizza.

I think I'll sleep well tonight.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Found a new garden centre!

Well, actually, this weekend we went to a nearby garden centre down a street we hadn't been before. For all you Ashfield/Strathfield area people, it's not that far. It's in Kingsgrove. You can get an idea of the place from their website.

So what was it like? It doesn't do bulk landscaping dirt or rock supplies, but it does do a lot of plants and other usual garden stuff. Was very pleasant to walk around. They were about to launch a new catalogue of stuff, so they were a little low on some things but overall well worth wondering around if you are looking for plants or garden things. It also had a decent looking cafe. I didn't try the actual food, but the pistachio friand was great, and the coffee was as tasty as it looked:

Macchiato art

Because I don't drink caffellattes. I've been drinking double macs for a while now, and recently one place has started arting up these tiny delicious caffeinated morsels. Here's what I've been drinking: