Seasonal Almanac

Autumnal equinox: Waters dry up (5 of 5)

April 5th, 2009

With the extra hour that came with the end of daylight saving, we were up and at’em at 7am! After seeing Redmond’s sister off at the train station, we were ready for another day of gardening. We began by transplanting some bird nest ferns that were not getting enough sun in the native garden area.

I noticed the potted herbs outside my studio hadn’t been doing all that well. I have been keen to build a herb patch nearer to the house so we picked a sunny patch nex to the back veranda’s stairs. We cleared the ground of debris, grass, and weeds. We then built a low dry stone wall. Next the soil: a bit of native plants potting mix for drainage, a bit of compost for nutrients, and the remainder from the soil in the pots.

It was not at all surprising that the potted herbs had curl grubs snuggled up inside. These beetle larvae eat roots of plants. Typically the plants would look wilted and stressed not matter how much they have been watered.

It was most satisfying to gaze upon the finished herb patch – it looked like it has always been there. Its construction also marked our first year in Asquith Street.

Today also marked the anniversary of our

2 Responses to “Autumnal equinox: Waters dry up (5 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas in Petersham
    April 10th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Jo, the anniversary of your what? Che mistero!

  2. 2 jolaw
    April 10th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Lucas, just another instance of my hands faster than my brain (and doing too many things at once). The first anniversary of our being in Asquith Street – it was an incomplete sentence that was meant to be deleted.