Verge garden planting season has come

So planting has been taking place at last in the garden! Over the last month adding to the existing Rosemary and Lemongrass which are really taking off now and I hope provide a good wind barrier for the rest of the garden, I added the following herbs in early August;

  • Oregano
  • Marjoram
  • Peppermint
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Parsley

And to finish off I’ve added;

  • 1 x Eureka Lemon Tree
  • 1 x Imperial Mandarin Tree


In short, yes, I am hesitant given some local gardeners stories regarding putting fruit trees in then finding they get stolen but we can only hope for the best.

My plant choices are really being targeted to what would grow well with little assistance and what people would and could find genuinely useful if they took a sprig or two once the plants become established.

This especially was behind my choice of citrus trees which won’t need multiple plants to pollinate and the trees themselves with the Eureka Lemon being a fairly hardy but productive tree and the Imperial Mandarin as a fruiting tree which will require little actual preparation to eat the produce

Now all there is really is to make sure it’s well fertilised and then well watered coming into summer to really get established.

That’s almost all I can think about on this one, but, if there’s questions or suggestions list them below or contact me.

The verge garden a few months on

So it’s a few months since I’ve made any post about where my verge garden is at. This is mostly because I’ve been busy with work and the compost did need more time than anticipated to break down to woodchip matter. In an encouraging sign though someone did appear to plant some seeds before I had to turn the compost again yesterday, I was quite surprised at this but perhaps this might be catching on? If nothing else it seems to suggest that this is almost ready for proper planting and that perhaps someone else other than myself is actually invested in this thing.

Seeding growing in the compost

I’m so sorry little one…. I had to turn this one over a few days later, you know to keep things in balance as they should be.


On the topic of planting, you may notice that there are a few herbs already in there now. I have planted some lemongrass and rosemary as a start to getting things ready for a month or so down the track when I’ll really start planting it out. I put these in to begin to serve as a windbreak and barrier for the rest of the garden once it’s planted. In any case, the compost is developing a nice, almost deep brown colour which I’m happy with.


There’ll be a few more posts soon on the garden once I begin to plant it out and in the spring as it really starts to take off. I’m hoping that come early summer it’ll be at a stage where it’s viable to leave it be if I had to and it’d still continue to thrive where it is.


That’s almost all I can think about on this one, but, if there’s questions or suggestions list them below or contact me.