Garden Update and Goodbye.

We have been here 8 weeks that only seem like 2, the time has slipped by so quickly. Tomorrow Naomi arrives home from her adventures in Indonesia, and it will be time for us to move on.

But before we leave I would like to show you how the garden has grown. Do you remember the post 6 weeks ago? It hadn’t rained for a long time, the 3 rainwater tanks were almost empty and I had to nurse the tiny seedlings along with regular watering. Then it rained. Since then we have had showers onΒ a couple of days every week, and the plants have thrived.

Β This was 6 weeks ago, look at them now.

The beans are flowering

The beans are flowering

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These are the last 2 tomatoes from this plant.

These are the last 2 tomatoes from this plant.

No worries here are the next ones.

No worries here are the next ones.

Cucumbers flowering well and if you look closely you will see a tiny cucumber.

Cucumbers flowering well and if you look closely you will see a tiny cucumber.

I will maybe get a meal from the kale before we leave

I will maybe get a meal from the kale before we leave

A couple of dragon fruit have just ripened in time for Naomi to enjoy them

A couple of dragon fruit have just ripened in time for Naomi to enjoy them

We have enjoyed our stay but next week it will be back on the road again. So it is “Goodbye” for a while. We will not have a constant internet connection, in fact maybe none. I will miss my daily fix of meandering through cyberspace visiting my lovely community. But I will no doubt have hundreds of photographs to sort and show and tell in a months time when we settle in to our next house sit at Canberra.Β 

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37 thoughts on “Garden Update and Goodbye.

  1. I’ve been thinking of container planting some vegetables, these are doing quite well!

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  2. I haven’t come this way for a long , long time. Busy looking after a little grandson and don’t have much time to cyber-surf. Oh! But I so love your gypsy life . I have to find time to come back and update myself with all your travelogues. And this garden is just so lovely. What a joy it is to see plants grow and flower and fruit. Some day I’m going to settle down some place where I can indulge myself with this experience . Have a great time, wherever it is that you are off to. πŸ™‚

    candy crash

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    • Thanks for the catch up Nadira I am travelling at the moment in South West of WA so no time for blogging till we settle down again in about 4 weeks time. Can just grab occasional stops in public libraries to catch up with emails, blog comments. Then it is “on-on” again….

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  3. What a wonderful adventure you’ve had (and us as well!)

    I’m looking forward to your Canberra posts!

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  4. Joan and Terry Watson

    How lovely it all looks, the weather will be a lot different in Canberra I must say, but you 2 will enjoy anyway, as you look for the good in everythingx

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  5. wow!!!!! those plants are doing so well – looks like lots of TLC and the needed rain did the trick – all ready for Naomi –

    and Pomme – we will miss you in transition – well I know I will πŸ™‚ and I have much appreciated your comments on some of my posts.

    anyhow, the garden pictures in this post are fun – the close-ups (tomatoes, flowers, etc.) were clear and crisp — and this whole post made me love Naomi’s garden even more – and excited for my gardening – even though this year I am only doing a very few select items –

    okay – have a great month until Canberra
    πŸ™‚
    and to Naomi – hope you enjoy your awesome garden….

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    • Thanks Yvette for that lovely comment, Naomi is home now and we are enjoying our time together. I will miss popping around to see you and keep up with your blog, but I’m sure you will still be there when we get back into cyberspace and of course I can always check your archives… πŸ™‚

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  6. Safe travels! Looking forward to hearing about the next adventures when you’re back on line. The garden looks amazing!!

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  7. poppytump

    Such abundance in such a short time PP . Well done to you and Jack .. Naomi will be thrilled I’m sure to return to see it all thriving and looking so good !
    Safe travels and look forward to a great catch up soon xxx

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    • Thanks Poppy, we are enjoying time with Naomi before we set off on the road again. See you when I get back into cyberspace

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  8. You have such green-fingers! And such energy! I look forward to hearing about WA and also Canberra when you get there. My son once live there and I had a really good holiday visiting him and going to the Snowy Mountains and Melbourne! Take it easy my favourite Aussie pair πŸ™‚
    jude xx

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  9. One the road again you two! Safe travels~

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  10. You have such green fingers, Pommepal. You and Jack must be the perfect house and garden sitters. πŸ™‚ Safe travels. See you soon. πŸ™‚

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  11. What some rain can do…to living beings. Wonderful helpers you are!

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  12. Naomi is a lucky person having you two as house-sitters! Looking forward to hearing about your next travels. πŸ™‚

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  13. Godspeed. I’ve enjoyed your posts & hope to find a dragon fruit to try one day. You both have green thumbs!

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    • Thanks Deanna. We are looking forward to catching up with friends we made last time we travelled in this area.

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  14. It’s wonderful to watch nature grow…especially the kind we can eat! Yum!
    Good luck on your travels. I admire your adventures. πŸ™‚

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  15. Safe travels!

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  16. We came at a good time because of the rain every thing raced away. but you missed my 3 pumpkins I grew from seed. No worry they are only small yet Pauline.

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    • Ah yes Jack those pumpkin seeds you tucked away in a corner, but they are doing well.

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      • Jack I’ll be doing a garden post pretty soon on my blog and I’ll definitely include your pumpkins. Thankyou both for nurturing my garden. I am especially grateful for the compost Pauline, I’ve never been successful at making it but you have given me hope that I can continue your good work. And there’s no shortage of greenery for me to pull out before it sets seed!!

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        • I’ll watch for the garden update Naomi. We had a very successful couch surf for 3 days at Pinjarrah and now we are in Busselton library catching up with emails etc. It is raining!!! Tomorrow we head to Margaret River region

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