Thursday 7 June is the Feast of Corpus Christi, a Latin Rite. In Grenada this day is a traditional planting day. Smithy’s was therefore busy in the garden planting dill, celery, thyme, chives, parsley, peas, corn and cabbage.
Working hard in the garden as we got a truckload of lovely light fresh topsoil brought in. Added it to the flower beds and ginger stools this will improve the soil conditions and make for healthier and heartier plants. What
Today we are pruning the plum trees in Smithy’s Garden as well as a Julie Mango tree and the lime and lemon trees. This should bring more light into the garden and help to reduce blight on all of the
We are still getting rain, so the island is lush and in full bloom.
Today we are weeding the orchids at the top of the garden and all the beds in the new bottom garden as well as finishing off the new pond in the garden courtyard.
What’s going on in Smithy’s Garden this week! September 13- 18 th had the team of three gardeners Edwin, Paul and Thomas (with chain saw) pruning and cutting all the overgrown trees in the garden as the orchids needed more
Edwin the gardener and I spent the day planting out a new garden-bed under the golden palms at the entrance to Smithy’s Garden. This new bed includes bromeliads, several varieties of ferns and various philodendrons all of which were transferred
This month we are busy keeping on top of mowing the lawns and keeping the weeds down to a minimum. The garden is producing lots of lovely mangoes, paw paws and late pineapples and bananas for breakfast . Planting out
Returned from holiday to find the garden well kept, beautifully mowed, green and blooming. Plums and pineapples are finished now, mangoes are in season and we await the avocados which are developing nicely on the tree. The first fruit from
New plantings include the red and the pink tulip ginger, the giant heliconia caribee and sexy pink! The heliconia wagonaria is going off, but the stool of musa velveteen has sent out two bunches of ornamental bananas!