What a lovely time we had at Christine and Ken's. They have been eating from their garden all winter and now have 700 garlic planted, 400 or so of which will be sold at the Woodbridge market over summer. Christine has some great ideas, including using plastic 2 litre milk bottles for watering seedlings, as in the photo.
The whole 1.5 acres is absolutely gorgeous, with lots of fruit trees, natives and other plants, as well as such a pretty pond, just visible beyond these happy wanderers. At the moment the proteas and leukodendrons, which do so well here, are in full flower.
I have never seen this kind of magnolia (below) before, I think Christine said it is called Stellata .... or something similar! It is a mass of large, soft pink, starry flowers.
Ken writes an electronic newsletter for the Channel Region and I can't wait to be on his email list. Sounds like it will be quite an education. He has called it "Crikey Dot Ken" ! Wonderful name...... stay tuned.