A gardening post

As we’ve been in a drought in Australia for, oh I don’t know, about forever, we are forbidden from regularly watering our gardens with domestic water.  So last year the boy and I had a water tank installed as part of our garden renovations.  The garden is going great guns and I had to prune back some bushes last week.  Excellent!

On an unrelated matter, it is impossible to buy good garlic at the supermarket here.  For some reason Australian garlic is not sold in the supermarkets and we only get tasteless crap from China.  Now I have nothing against China, having recently visited there and I liked it a lot, but their garlic leaves a lot to be desired.  So instead, I buy my garlic online from a place here in Melbourne and I pay eleventy billion dollars for it.  But it’s so tasty, it’s almost worth it.  This week, however, I decided to be a rebel and plant some of my own garlic.  So I sacrificed two of the hideously expensive garlic cloves and put them in a pot.

Garlic

This might even work out!

Also, the boy continues to buy me flowers (he is such a good boy!) but he says he must find a new place to buy them from, because this is how my tulips looked after two days:

Tulips

Oh sure, they are pretty, but they are also pretty sad. AND some of the stems were mouldy when I took the paper off to put them in a vase.

Unacceptable.

2 responses to “A gardening post

  1. Barb at WillThink4Wine May 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I’d bring them back if they were already moldy and only lasted 2 days!

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  2. Kari May 30, 2010 at 5:41 am

    We in the west are lucky to have Gilroy, California, the garlic capital of the USA. near by. Delicious garlic with excellent dimension of flavour not just odor and bite. But I’m lazy so I use imported frozen, crushed garlic which comes in a small tray with tiny pans.
    Speaking of things odoriferous, I bought Dior Addict 2 after your recommendation and I just love it. No headaches or turned stomachs. Thank you for the rec.
    (Do you think Huffle might nom the garlic shoots?)

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