Week 2 April 2004: No rain this week.
We were visited by a flock of Yellow-rumped Thornbills this Easter week. These cheerful birds spend most their time on the ground searching for insects. Other Thornbill species tend to keep off the ground and spend their time in trees and shrubs.
We were rather busy this week looking after two grandchildren over the Easter period. This meant that gardening activity was at a minimum. Kite flying, Frisbee throwing and kicking soccer balls were interesting changes to our usual routine.
Some of our seedlings Banksias, in tubes, have developed yellow foliage. This usually indicates a problem with iron, one of the micronutrients. We treat this condition with soluble fertilizers containing the micronutrients. Three or four applications, over a period of a few weeks usually correct this condition.

Garden Diary