Saturday, November 23, 2013

November garden part 2

 Strawberries- I have finally found the secret to growing good strawberries- lots of water!  I've just bird netted them too, as I've lost a few nice big juicy ones that I thought just needed one more day to ripen.
 Last of the broad beans
 One of the sweet potatoes- I hope it's not too wet for them, we had even more rain overnight.
 Some of the driveway garden with red poppies in bloom
 Grape vines covered in baby grapes
 First of the garlic harvest
 The largest of our zucchini plants, with flowers.  Perhaps a stroke of genius that I planted a border of catmint along this bed.  Even though it takes up some productive growing space, it is covered in bees which will help with pollination of zucchini flowers.  And it looks pretty.
Boysenberries starting to colour up

Friday, November 22, 2013

November garden

 Our first sunflower- a dwarf variety, that is very short!
 2 apple trees with new apples on them, the top one is a Gravenstein, the other is a Cox's orange pippin

 One of the many pumpkins that Liv planted a while ago when I cut up a pumpkin and she took off with the seeds.
 Potatoes on the left and tomatoes on the right
 A kiwi, surrounded by a weed infestation
And a peanut- one of Andrew's experiments.  We planted lots last year, and none came up.  This year 2 came up.  All still looking lush and green at the moment, we've had plenty of rain.  Hoping for an abundant summer!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Shop update

I've been working on a few new summer dresses since my very busy market weekend nearly 2 weeks ago.  The shop needed a little restock, so most of these dresses are ready to be custom made, up to girls size 8.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Climate Action Now!

 Evie & Liv with their signs

We attended the national day of climate action rally in Melbourne's Treasury Gardens today, and as you can see, it was a beautiful day.  We got to hear some great speakers, and be energised in a crowd of people wanting the same thing- action on climate change.  It's good to go to these events and see how many people care about our future on this planet, when it sometimes feels like no-one cares.  It's always heartening to see elderly people showing their support, and there were many of them there.  Looks like there were about 25,000 people there, HUGE!

Friday, November 15, 2013

National Day of Climate Action

Will you be at a national day of climate action event this Sunday?  We'll be at the Melbourne event at Treasury Gardens at 11am.  To find an event close to you, you can go here.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Market sewing

I'm making final preparations for my markets this weekend, yes I'm now doing two, one Saturday (school), one Sunday (kinder).  I've made a few of these doily skirts, up to girls size 8-9.  I'll have plenty of bargains on offer, so hopefully it will be a busy weekend!