|My "Acheivable Garden" at Melb International Flower & Garden Show in 2008|
Today is the first day of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Good luck to everyone who has an entry in the student competitions and to the regular stall holders. Its a great day if your a garden person like me and a wonderful way to touch base with designers, plant suppliers, nurseries and landscapers. There are some terrific ideas and its also an opportunity to check out new cultivars and stuff for the back yard and look at new tools too.
The plants are wonderful as are the designs, there is garden art and food too. So go along its worth a visit. http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/Home
Also today I have been asked by Fothergills seeds to trial some of their products and talk about them on my blog. I agreed to this and the other day came home to a small box full of goodies.
Some of the seeds are organic, some are Heirloom, like the Mini Cabbage, as opposed to Giant varieties which if your family is anything like mine dont get used a great deal. So mini is perfect. The other Heirloom varieties include Carrots .
|Dry jiffy pots which are like dehydrated peat|
|After adding abou 1/2 a cup of warm (not hot) water. They expand and become||little seed tubes.|
They are also great for kids who are learning about gardening and growing plants from seed. Their website is http://mrfothergills-seeds-bulbs.com.au/home.php
I have planted carrots, chives and like I said cabbage. I'm not great with seeds ( I tend to forget about them), but these I have confidence about and have placed in the bathroom next to the window so they will have lots of light without being burnt by the sun, and......I wont forget them!