Week 2 February 2013: Rain = 5.5 millimetres

We have a large number of Acacia iteaphylla plants in the garden. This week they started flowering. Their yellow flowers light up the garden and bring a spring feel to our late summer, early autumn domestic landscape. Most specimens have a weeping habit whilst a few are more upright. We also found a Leptospermum petersonii, Lemon-scented Tea Tree, in full flower. This plant is in a southern section of Yallaroo that we rarely visit. The species has a distinctive citrus perfume.

We potted on struck cuttings of a white-flowered form of Hemiandra pungens. We also have a blue flowering form of this Western Australian native.

There are two Eucalyptus caesia, Gungurru, in the garden. On day this week we noticed one plant is carrying some large buds. This is another Western Australian native and has large pink flowers. We are looking forward to the blooms.

We picked more produce this week including raspberries, beans and cucumbers.


Garden Diary