Garden Safari Stats - they sold over 1700 tickets, raised approx $87 000 for the Jassy Dean Trust. That's fantastic, and does make us proud to have been a part of it. $12 000 was raised from the plant sale alone, I am in awe of those who grew the plants.
I wondered if I would want to have a break from the garden after the intense focus of the previous few weeks. Over the past week I've been happy to be out there and spend some time pottering. It has been at pottering speed though, rather than at a trot. I've fixed up some of the irrigation, planted a couple more pumpkins, rigged up some shade cloth over some of the lettuces, pricked out some lavender seedlings, and sown some bottle gourds. I hope I haven't left the gourd sowing too late, I'm keen to have a go at making some bowls from gourds, the kids would love it too.