Week 3 November 2009:  No rain this week.

Some plants commenced flowering this week. Prostanthera cryptandroides is a small Mint Bush with pale purple flowers. Villarsia exalata is an aquatic plant with yellow flowers.

This week we planted a number of tomato varieties in one of our vegetable rings. We also planted beetroot and capsicum seedlings in another ring. Our vegetable rings have proved to be very successful with kale, spring onions, rhubarb, strawberries and snow peas being harvested.

A pair of White-browed Scrub Wrens has built a nest in a pot beside our back door. At present they are feeding babies in the nest.

One night there was a noise on our front verandah. A Tawny Frogmouth was catching insects that had been attracted by our lights. The bird flew away before we could take photos.

More visitors to Yallaroo this week. A nursery person and garden designer were interested in seeing the shape and form of mature native plants. They also wanted to know the native varieties that will grow in the local environment. An interesting time was had by all.

New on the Site: Prostanthera cryptandroides

 

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