Months & Seasons

  • January hot, often wet.
  • February still hot
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June shortest days. Warm sunny days, cold nights.
  • July days start getting longer. Warm sunny days, cold nights.
  • August early Spring. Can be very dry. Dry westerly winds.
  • September Spring. Can be very dry.
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • March 2017


    Early March and it’s still very hot, very dry.  Promised rain seems to go around us. On the verge: Gerberas have come up for their second season and are flowering well. The soil has definitely improved. Zinnias are still flowering. A blue dot marks where the street tree will go. March 19, 2017: After yet… more…

    March Posts, Garden Jobs & Reminders

    Green Pots


    These are the Smart Green pots which are a bit like mini-wicking beds. Numbers on the side B1, B2 etc make it easy to keep track of what’s planted where. In early February, I set some up along the north-facing, back wall of the house. They still receive harsh summer sun so I placed some… more…

    Edibles (A-Z), February Posts, Garden Jobs & Reminders

    January 2017

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    January 2017 was very hot, very dry. Bird baths sometimes needed topping up twice a day. On the verge: Zinnias, salvia, geranium, sedum holding up well. Gerberas have come back to life. Seems too hot for cosmos. Osteospermum struggling and a few plants have given up. Seeds planted in trays – spinach, asparagus pea, capsicum… more…

    January Posts, Garden Jobs & Reminders
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