The Rushall Garden winter working bee is this coming Saturday the 16th of July 2-4pm, with a BBQ and a lovely cosy fire to keep us warm, and toast some marshmallows over!
Many hands make light work, and this is a great opportunity to get out of the house, keep warm and primp the garden all at the same time! Come one, come all, so please feel free to invite your families, friends and neighbours to celebrate the lengthening of the days. Look forward to seeing you all there.
With an increasing number of 40 degree+ days in Melbourne’s summer, various options are used in the garden to protect the crops from the harsh sun.
The most prevalent in the garden is mulching with pea straw and lucerne.
We also use:
cloth and hessian fabric.
Other plants as shading
and sunken levels
Below are a few summer photos of the garden:
Blessed with clear blue skies last Saturday afternoon, the Rushall Garden Open Day was a terrific success, with many people from near and far coming to see how the garden is growing, enjoying the company of other earthy people and also buying from the stalls of homemade cakes and produce, seedlings and the jumble sale.
We also had visits from Hon Adam Bandt MP, Hon Kelvin Thomson MP, Cr Jackie Fristacky who all stayed for a while to chat and enjoy the celebrations.
Thank you all so much for your support for our garden community. We really appreciate your help, and the smiles that go with it!!
Thank you to the below local businesses who kindly donated prizes for our raffle:
NELSON ALEXANDER REAL ESTATE, 205 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
SCOTSBURN NURSERIES, 300 Perry Rd, Keysborough
M+G MAIOLO Pty Ltd, 197 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
JORG RESTAURANT, 203 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
REPCO AUSTRALIA AUTO STORE
THE SINGING WHALE, 207 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
HEALTHY FIT GYM, 191 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
Tomorrow, Saturday 21st March 2015 1pm – 4pm, is our Open Day.
We will be having Garden Tours, a Garden Themed Jumble, Plant & Seedling sale, Sausage Sizzle, Home Grown Produce and Home-made Goodies.