Thursday, April 28, 2011
We only get visits from the galahs occasionally so when we do I try to capture them with the camera. I could hear them squawking but it took me a while to find them hiding in the gum tree down the back. I apologise for the quality, I had to zoom & crop.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
After rescuing my orchid from the snails & slugs last week, it has rewarded me with these beautiful blooms. There are five altogether, scattered along one spike. The spike is running horizontal, a sign perhaps that I should have given it some support. Though by the time I found it last week it may have been too late, & if I had of tried to bend it, it may well have snapped.
This is a closer view of one of the blooms, and looking closely we can see where the snails have had their dinner. I'll be more diligent next year.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Yesterday I was out in the garden looking for parsley to add to my cooking & look what I found! This orchid was given to me two years ago by a little old lady ( she is in her 90's & still going strong!) . I have been watching & waiting patiently for that length of time to be rewarded with this spike containing 5 buds. The down side is the ***** snails found them before me & have chewed holes into three of them. About a month ago I saw a new shoot coming & watched with eager anticipation, only to believe it was just that, a new shoot. Now it has been rescued from the snails & I will wait with more eager anticipation for them to open. Hopefully they will look like this.