It's a great time to get out into the garden and plant up big! The last few days have been quite cool, a contrast from the earlier heat that surprised us all in early spring. The soil here is well watered with record rains only weeks ago and plenty to follow it up. We were very lucky to avoid major damage with a "Super cell" storm blasting through the Bundaberg area just a few days ago. Lots of trees were up-rooted and power was cut for over 24 hours for most locals with multiple powerlines down cutting major routes and some sheds and roofs lost. The storm was terrifying for those caught in it, including us, it was like suddenly a switch was flicked which turned on a cyclone, scariest storm I have even seen.
Apart from a few missing trees on the skyline, we were relatively unscathed, and the plants....well they responded by sprouting some new growth :) Just another day in paradise for them.
We have been extremely busy over the last few months propagating and sourcing lots of new plants for our customers. It means I haven't had much time to write newsletters, well, you don't have to worry about us spamming your inbox! I think winter maybe a better time for me to write articles!
Many of our new plants have been coming online and selling quite quickly. It is important to use the "notify me" button on the website so that you get an email as soon as the plants are ready to go to their new homes. Because we are a small business sometimes the stock volumes are small, so you need to be quick to not miss out. Many new customers are starting to realise the value in our plants arriving bigger and more established than other online nurseries. Potting on the plants is more work for us but the plants that arrive in the box are bigger and stronger. The fact that customers keep coming back means we are doing something right :)
So get online and pick some plants, add your name to a few "notify me's" and keep checking back for new plants, perhaps make us a favourite!
So get out in the garden, while the weather is so favourable, just watch out for those storms. We love the nitrogen the lightning brings, but we really prefer the trees to be standing up.
Happy Gardening, Adriaan & Julie