thank you santokitty, we "sandwiches" need to support each other ... i grab some HOUZZ time in between caring for my invalid husband, elderly disabled mother in law and several grandchildren but luckily our on line community offers great insights, news and stimulation without leaving home
I was really enjoying reading this article until I read this...
"We’ve all heard people – usually, it has to be said, men – grizzling about how nothing today is as good as it used to be. How everything was better in their younger years. This was portrayed in ABC TV’s Grumpy Old Men series in recent years."
Really?! The author can't be serious.
This is just sexist and totally untrue...
Here is what I think:
1. I had in fact considered the ideal loamy soil (which has equal proportions of silt, sand and clay) when I said 'good garden soil'. This is what is readily available in most local nurseries in India. Of course, addition of perlite is useful not only in improving soil drainage but also conserving moisture. Coco-peat is a good alternative to perlite simple because it is a multi-purpose growing medium, providing protection against bacteria and fungus, improving soil texture and extending the life of the organic compost.
2. Since here I am talking about gardening using chemical-free fertilizers and pesticides and relying solely on natural processes to growing and tending to your garden, the source of the plant is secondary. Heirloom varieties and untouched native varieties of plants are important no-doubt, but not the crux of this particular story.
3. Excellent point. Plant vigour is one of the many joys of seeing your gardning efforts bear fruit, literally and figuratively!
Thanks again for your inputs and looking forward to your guidance.
Thanks for including our photo in your round up! x
How is that beautiful curved "picket" fence constructed? I just love it, but there seems to be no horizontal element to the construction.
To everyone who commented on lack of info on enclosures, we spent over $6000 on cat enclosures to keep the wildlife safe, an Eastern Brown slithered into our enclosure on Monday and killed our beautiful Oriental “Gypsy” he was caught by the snake catcher & probably released nearby unharmed,