G’day, welcome back if you are a long time reader and welcome to many of you who have subscribed in the recent months. You might be asking where have I been? Where are the plant informational posts, DIYs, garden updates and much more. Well, I have had a few ‘tree changes’ in the last 12 months and I have landed myself on a half acre block in the outer east of Victoria.
In recent months Victoria has been in 4 months of heavy lockdowns due to COVID-19 and we were not allowed away from our properties. Life has been very different this year, as I am sure it has been for you too. I have been fortunate enough to have continued working full time throughout the lockdowns and I have also been busy with contracted filming work. For those who have been following this blog for awhile would know, I am a regular presenter for channel 9 on the Garden Gurus. However, this season has been very different. Usually I would have a crew come out to film with me but I have been filming short updates for the show myself. Only recently have they allowed me to film my own stories completely which I am very excited to be sharing with everyone who follows the show around Australia.
But that is enough with life updates, lets talk gardening!
I purchased a half acre block over 12 months ago and there wasn’t much of a garden in place, mainly lawn. My main focus has been improving the vegetable patch and working on its pathways. I have a new budget greenhouse arriving soon which I will be doing a full review on once it has been set up. The current main project for the property is to establish new garden beds and create more pathways. By creating more garden beds I hope to encourage more pollinators to visit the garden and to create an abundance of blooms from season to season. This weekend I will be continuing with building the chicken coop as I very excited to be getting chickens within the next week.
Vegetable garden update photos: Here is a quick little before and after shot of the new pathway toppings in the veggie patch. I think it has really helped to improve the feel of this space.
I have also taken on the opportunity to start filming a lot more of the projects taking place around the property and farm, which will begin to feature on this blog, Instagram and on my YouTube. If you are keen to check them out once they have uploaded I will be posting regularly on my Instagram and Facebook page with updates. On this blog I have finally gotten back into the grove of things, after 8 years of writing, I had a big writers block and needed to take the step back. But I have thrown the boots back on and I am ready to run at it full swing!
How is your garden going? What is in flower or producing? Lets chat about it below.
Most of all, I hope you and your loved ones have been keeping safe during these crazy times.
Until next time, happy gardening!
By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs