The weather has warmed up here considerably over the past week.......Spring is in the air.
I have been busily turning over the front garden beds and planting an array of plants that will hopefully add an abundance of colour in the coming months.
The soil was very dry as we have been without significant rain for the past couple of months. However, the rain gods were smiling upon me yesterday when they sent down a whopping 39 mm of rain just when I needed it. I had turned the garden soil, planted all my new plants and then, miraculously, everything received a good drenching ready to be mulched this morning.
I caught "Wilma" and her new little joey out first thing this morning surveying the front garden and enjoying the damp ground.
In my free time of late I have been visiting some plant nurseries in the area looking at what they had to offer and at what price. I was able to spread my purchases amongst 4 local, family owned businesses and was very pleased with the price as well as the overall health of all the plants that I purchased.
My overly large, very lazy cat, Minnie started out as being the supervisor of the great garden makeover. This lasted a full 10 minutes as you can see....... the warm sun enticed her to sleep for the rest of the day on the lawn.
So now, part of my Spring gardening is done. Some more showers of rain and the warmer weather on the horizon should see the plants grow rapidly. Another story, however, is my vege patch - which is just about finished with the Winter vegetables and needs some love and attention before being planted out with the new season crops.