Monthly Archives: January 2011

Too hot to garden

We’re well into summer and it’s going to be over 30 every day for at least the next week. Not a time to plant and definitely not a time to be a seedling. But I’m pretty sure my banana is … Continue reading

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Crimson Rosella

Tuesday evening we looked out our window to see 2 of the larger sunflowers lying on the ground. We blamed the wind (there had been none). But did wonder if a bird had been the culprit. On Wednesday (yesterday) morning … Continue reading

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Birdbath visited

For the first time I saw a bird (noisy miner) visiting the birdbath today. At first he was just drinking, then he took the plunge in the deep side of the pool and flapped for all he was worth. He … Continue reading

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Dinner harvest

This afternoon’s harvest looks pretty good. Some saved before the critters could eat it (both of these cukes have bite marks and the tomatoes are clearly proving to be a crowd pleaser because all they need is a blush of … Continue reading

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Leafcutter Bee

This fantastic native leafcutter bee LOVES my sunflowers. Check out his back left leg, it’s loaded with pollen. As is his entire underside. He’s one of the local solitary bees. Frank’s busy building a rather impressive bee house that will … Continue reading

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Under Attack

My garden is under attack. I suppose that’s what nature’s all about. I’m just a bit stumped as to what I should do to combat my assailants. Exhibit A: Nibbled tomatoes. This tomato, and several of his fellows, are clearly … Continue reading

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Bees

Every¬† morning I walk down to survey my sunflowers and, without fail, I find at least one bee loading its hind legs with pollen. Frank’s going to install a bee box near here to attract the local solitary bees. I … Continue reading

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Lettuce

This is the cos lettuce I planted on the 21st of December. The row has come up in 3 weak patches. Today I planted more in between two of the patches – the lunar phase is better than last time, … Continue reading

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Ginger Bed

This is the shady garden bed I call the ginger bed (that’s what it was designed for). Several sprouts can be seen shooting in the back. The highest is maybe 18 inches tall. Yesterday I bravely pulled out most of … Continue reading

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Lunch bounty

Here’s today’s lunch made up mainly of leftover bits and pieces. All very tasty. The gozleme was created from the tail end of some homemade dough that I’d made ages ago for something else where I froze part of the … Continue reading

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