Swift_moth1.JPG (52789 bytes)Week 3 May 2009: Rain = 13 millimetres. Although only a relatively small amount this rain revitalised our Prostantheras (native Mint Bushes). They were becoming a trifle relaxed due to theSwift_moth2.JPG (48156 bytes) recent dry period.

Planting continued with 22 plants finding homes in our Triangle Garden. This month we have planted 103 native plants in this garden.

This week we loaded up our trailer with a load of mulch to cover the planted areas in our Triangle Garden. We tow the trailer with our ride-on mower.

Four members from the Town and Country Garden Club visited Yallaroo this week. We spent an afternoon showing them the garden and discussing our garden philosophy. This was another enjoyable garden visit.

We potted on seedlings of Acacia pubifolia and Acacia torringtonensis this week. The former is a tall, rare species that is similar, in appearance, to Acacia pycnostachya. The latter is a rare wattle from the Torrington State Conservation Area, north-east of Glen Innes.

A few weeks ago we bought a paper shredder. This week we started shredding newspapers. The shredded paper will be added to our rotary composter.

This week our Hakea nodosa plants began flowering. This native of central Victoria has yellow flowers.

This week’s rain triggered a proliferation of Swift Moths. A few dozens of large moths were attracted to our lounge room window (see images). There appears to be two species. Autumn rain often heralds the appearance of Swift Moths.


Garden Diary