Week 1 July 2007: Rain = 4.4mm

We undertook more planting this week in the Coolatai and Incinerator Gardens. We are gradually catching up on the backlog of plants ready to be planted. There are also a large number of younger plants, in tubes, that will be ready for planting in spring.

This week a Crimson Rosella was observed eating the flowers from one of our Westringias. We donít know what this individual is getting from the flowers.

Last summer we planted a choko vine against our shed. The vine expired after the first frost. Before its expiration the vine had produced one large, green fruit. Hopefully the plant will sprout when the warm weather returns.

This week we watered a number of new gardens with grey water. This is a very useful resource and we are glad that we harvest the water from the kitchen, laundry and bathrooms.

We have a number of Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo Apple) plants scattered throughout our gardens. This week we saw two Silvereyes on the ground under one plant feeding on a ripe fruit.

At the end of April we visited a large hardware store in Tamworth and purchased Acacia drummondii and Acacia guinetii plants. We took cuttings of both species and this week we potted on struck cuttings of both Wattles. We are now propagating a number of Wattles from cuttings. Cutting propagated plants flower much sooner than plants grown from seed.


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