Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
Ann’s started her planting in earnest. In addition to the salad stuff already planted she now has capsicums, basil, broccoli, butternut pumpkin, cucumber, watermelon and chilli growing. She's also started growing her own mushrooms.
Our annual bonsai show was one of the best we've put on, but dreadful weather meant the trees (140 of them) outnumbered the visitors. Peter was interviewed for a local newspaper.
The clocks went forward a few weeks ago so we now have lighter evenings which is great for walking the dogs and working in the garden in the evenings.
Ann is now back in school for Term 4. Luckily it’s only 10 weeks and two of those weeks are short as we had Labour Day and she breaks up for summer on the Thursday before Christmas.
Peter went over to Waihi for work and had a look round the town whilst having his lunch break. Waihi is a gold mining town with lots of reminders around the town of its' heritage.
The month ended with a heat wave. Our thermometer has been recording temperatures of between 24 and 31 degrees. So the evenings have been busy sorting out the watering system for some of the bonsai and getting the hosepipe back in action for the rest of the bonsai trees, the vege beds and the fruit trees.
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