Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
These ducks were wandering across the paddock on our recent trip up the coast. I have no idea what type of duck they are, but they certainly are not the ducks that I am used to on the lake just down the road from home. They look very similar to the ducks on this site which are Australian Wood Ducks. Considering the distribution map on the site, these ducks could possibly be the same.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I have two theories:-
1. There was something in the potting mix that I used to repot the geraniums.
2. It is the product of some seed that I have collected & put in there at some stage.
Now, there are problems with both these theories. A second plant the same as this has appeared under my lemon tree. If the seed was in the new potting mix, then how did it get under the lemon tree as well? If I had put seeds that I collected into the basket, then that would have been some time ago, and they would have gone out with the old potting mix, which got thrown onto the garden. I did, however, have old cocoanut fibre lining a basket, which we put under the lemon tree to act as a mulch. This could account for the mystery plant appearing here, but not in the basket.
Mmmm............................who am I to question Mother Nature. I will just watch & find out.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Notice all the leaves the bush now has!
A week after I repotted my new babies, my Angophora hispida, or more commonly known "Scrub Apple" is already putting out new shoots & leaves. I am rather stoked at this, and am eagerly awaiting what will happen next, & how long it will be before this little tree flowers. I will keep you all posted on the progress.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
So this morning I returned to a memory of my father, who used to fill an old paint tin that he had (complete with wire handle) with boiling water. He would then go around the garden, in the rain, collecting every snail he found, and drop them into the tin. This was me this morning, with a bucket partially filled with boiling water, collecting every snail I found. I might add that the snails definately did not like the hot water, and are now cooling ready to be manure for my garden.
I might also add that the rain did not last very long & was not even enough to wet the driveway.
Snail pic above courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net
and differnt shapes.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
This morning I noticed a very red sunrise, "red in the moning, shepherd's warning" and all that stuff. So I am hoping for some rain today, the forcast is for storms again, so we will just have to wait & see. There are more caterpillars having another party again this morning so I think it is time to bring out the heavy artillary................. bug spray!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
They were all a lttle fluffed due to the cool breeze that has been comming up every afternoon.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I found him very pretty though with that blue/green colour on his back and that bumpy texture. My mind is working overtime how to interpret him into textiles somehow.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I found these curl grubs yesterday sitting on the top of one of my pots. There were three of them just sitting on the top of all the leaf litter. There isn't anything in this particular pot, but what worries me is that I have a dwarf lemon tree in a large pot not too far away, and these grubs feed on roots.
I have been doing some research this morning & found out that these grubs are the larvae of beetles, which I find very interesting. As these ones were about 4cm long, I would like to see the beetle that they tun into. About an hour later they were no where to be seen. Possibly buried back into the soil in the pot, or maybe lunch for my favourite magpies.