We were given a whole load of Yukka cuttings from our neighbours in Nora and so we got all nine of them planted up in the Desert Garden in Zone C. They need a little time to bed in, but they already have a good height and give a strong architectural feel.
A few days ago, Corey planted a sapling, name Erythrina cristi-galli, a very new tree for us. Likes full Sun and has huge medicine, from easing anxiety and depression to healing severe liver and spleen complaints. So a perfect Earth herb. It comes from Argentina and so was not on my radar. We were given this sapling sometime ago and it has been living in a pot for a while, very close to where we have planted it and it has been doing well. Some how it seemed the right moment to plant it, we shall see! Just to say having looked at it today, it already has new leaves!
We also got a strimmer, yes it has taken me this long to decide on one! Very hard to use a strimmer in the Springtime when so many amazing flowers are growing. But now as so much has died back it is the perfect time to get under the trees and around and clear areas. Aaah, lovely transformation for seating and having some shade away from the building. Also helps with the harvesting of the Carob. More on this later, but we already have 9 huge sacks of beans and plenty more to pick.
Talking of the building, the builders came back end of last week after an absence of three months and have been putting the next layer on the outside of the Centre...We also bought some garden furniture that we have had some great times with friends sitting under the East Carob eating tasty food, cooked on the grill! Not all work, play has to be a part of life here too!