Acacia_leptoclada_cuttings.JPG (36626 bytes)Week 2 April 2010:  No rain this week

This week we potted on struck cuttings of Acacia leptoclada. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of cuttings with roots and the size of the roots (see image). The cuttings were collected in the last week of February.

We moved our rotary composter this week to a position where it receives more sun. We also fed the composter with more grass clippings, sawdust and blood and bone.

More holes dug and plants planted this week. We planted some Myoporum parvifolium plants around the perimeter of the big pond near the house. We cleaned up around this pond and more plants will go into this area. The Myoporums will grow into the water and allow easy access to any frogs that wish to leave the pond.

One day we found what we thought was a rather thin snake crawling along the ground near our shed. On closer examination the snake turned out to be a line of processional caterpillars. There were 13 caterpillars in the line. Last year at almost the same time and in the same place we found three caterpillar lines.

 

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