Monday, 24 August 2009

This & That

We celebrated Kitchen Gardeners' Day with the Adelaide Hills & Plains Seedsavers yesterday afternoon. What a delightful bunch of people they are! It all took place at the Fern Avenue Community Garden. We loved the whole concept of the garden and all the plots in there. Every household should have access to a plot in a community garden.

We swapped seeds, seedlings, cuttings, citrus fruit, tips, stories and enjoyed all kinds of food. Thanks everyone, it was a lovely afternoon.

Seeing that banana tree, we just have to have one in our backyard! It's worth a try!

We have another afternoon of swapping, eating, yakking and fun lined up. Yes, I am talking about the blogfest at Gnomesville on Sunday, 30 August! Please send me an email (to be found on the right-hand side), if you would like to join in the fun. We shall email you directions to our place.

Let's hope the weather is good enough for a walk around the garden. A word of warning: our garden is a work in progress. (Translation - it is messy.) You will see weeds - plenty of them - and the brushcutting will probably not be done as the weather this week does not look promising.

The fruit trees are about to flower and they should look stunning. You can see the buds on the apricot tree.

Oh, and Flower Gnome has already decided that we should do some tasting of various concoctions that have been brewing in the kitchen. The honey wine should be ready by then, the cider can be sampled (it's still pretty young), lemonadecello from last year is delicious, the honey stout is still young but already lovely. Of course, there will be food, too. :)


Maggie said...

Hi, thanks for all the goodies you shared yesterday.
I forgot to tell you someone said that Bunnings are selling banana trees that do well in the cold of the Adelaide Hills.

Veggie Gnome said...

Thanks, Maggie! We'll have a look then. :)

Kel said...

thanks maggie - it wouldnt have crossed my mind to even try! see you next weekend!