In which I climb onto the roof

Please, nobody tell Mr Gorgeous, but I have been up on the roof. Not that I’m a stranger to the roof, but I usually go up when someone else is home to either catch me, put me back together or call an ambulance should I fall off.
I blame the garden Share Collective. I’m doing my post for June, and there’s not so much happening, so I thought a wide shot would show the garden, and therefore me, in the best light.
I have three main sections of vegetable garden, and I’ve tried to get a picture of each, although there are quite a few branches in the way. The shed roof would have been better, but I thought that one roof was enough for the day.




This month, I will be blogging a quick lick and promise, as I have very limited time, but I hope to have more to tell you next time.

Some of everything is in, except broad beans, but I will do some succession planting of lettuce, Asian greens and peas.

Weed, or mulch. The horse manure we got has a bit of fine grass seed in it, so I’ll need to deal with those babies while they’re small.

Not a lot this month. Some late tomatoes, and some capsicum and chili. I also have lots of spinach in various forms. (Warragul greens, silver beet, English spinach).
On the other hand, thanks to bumper harvests over Summer, and even before, and my large freezer, I have gone through all of May without buying a vegetable, and I still have some left. I’ve been doing a no shop challenge during May, and frankly, at the end of the month, I still have an embarrassingly large amount of food in the house. I think I’ll keep going for a couple more weeks.
So that’s all I have to report for today, but I’ll do better next time.


14 responses to this post.

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  2. it is nice to see the garden from different angles 🙂 The manure I have added to my garden area is driving me crazy as it is full of grass seed. I weed it out numerous times a week. Have a great month in the garden.


  3. It’s always good to see the garden from a different angle. Though you should of had someone to catch you from the roof just in case still – you can’t blame us 😉 See you next month


  4. Aerial shots are so much more informative, but slightly precarious in the doing.
    I would vote for mulching, and mulching well. So much better than weeding, and weeding, and weeding.


  5. Wow, what a view from the top of your roof. Are those tomatoes on the right? Now that I’ve read about grass seeds in your horse manure, I’m almost glad I went with the compost from Bunnings.


    • Hi Melissa. Yes, they are tomatoes. I really should pull them out, but I hate waste, so I’m trying to eke a few more tomatoes off them, even though the quality of them is now terrible in the cold weather!


  6. What stunning photographs. I am so pleased you survived the roof climbing experience and your garden is delightful. Self seeded tomatoes can be the best, especially as we get further into winter 😀


    • Thanks! I get so many volunteer tomatoes every year! I’ve only just pulled them up a few weeks ago. They’ve lasted so well this year, despite the cold weather.


  7. […] whole site is a bit messy – so I have put off using a “Donna Technique” to take photos. Cannot wait to get up on a ladder – not doing the whole roof […]


  8. hello from another garden sharer! i’ve just come thru from linda at chloe’s gardens, curious about your photography technqiue – up on the roof! braver soul than me! just fabulous. nice to meet you.


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