22 December 2013

Count down to Autumn GOG

Only 3 days to Christmas and 110 days to the Autumn Gardens of Glenlyon!

The garden has had a dream run to date, with the most beautiful weather through Winter and Spring.
Winter sky

The rain bucketed down up to a month ago, but things are getting serious.  Now the summer heat has arrived, with temperatures of up to 40C.

A full dam after winter rains

Our selection of plants has to take into consideration these wide variations in the weather.  We must select frost tolerant plants as well as those that will survive a scorching summer.

Winter frost

Summer heat
The rule of thumb around here is to wait until after Cup Day to plant frost-tender plants such as tomatoes.  But this year we were out-smarted by the weather.  A very late frost frizzled things.

Our frizzled grapevine.
Our grapevines are mainly for shade, but the local vineyards lost their first fruit.

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