Christmas is over and the new year is 6 days old. It's been a busy time and will continue to be for the next month. We get visitors nearly every weekend this time of year, and BBQs are a regular event.
The weather has been fairy kind to us, with only the occasional hot day, and some rain too. Humidity has been high and the fungal diseases in the garden have thrived. My roses have every disease except tinea!
The fruit bushes are doing OK, the mulberry has healthy foliage and BIG fruit which we're sharing with the birds because the tree is too tall to net now.
The tomatoes continue to grow in all directions and we've had a few ripe fruit, Stupice and Principe Borghese were first.
I have spent 3 days cleaning up the roses and spraying with milk and Eco-oil to try to contain the blackspot and mildew. They're looking better but some are almost defoliated. I fed them with a Liquified Sudden Impact and Charlie Carp and Seagold cocktail.
The main vegie bed is a utter disgrace, it's full of weeds. There are also a lot of carrots and a few leeks so I'm still watering it. That will be my next project to clear it and build it up with compost again.