Week 3 October 2009: No rain this week.

One afternoon we sighted a male Wallaroo on what we laughingly call our lawn. We donít often see these tall, stocky, black-furred macropods very often. 

We put bird netting over two of our vegetable rings this week. Now all four are protected from marauding birds and macropods.

Some plants of note began flowering this week: firstly a Eucalyptus woodwardii produced large yellow flowers. This species is not very happy were it is planted. A single stem supports 28 buds and flowers with only 12 leaves. We will try planting this Western Australian native in other situations. Melaleuca steedmanii produced one brilliant red brush. Boronia denticulata, another species from the west, is covered in four-petalled pink flowers. We have found this is one of the hardiest Boronias in cultivation.

Mulching continued on plants near our grey water tank in an area we call our Triangle Garden. This large garden is between the two sections of our circular drive.

We potted on germinated seeds and struck cuttings including some Grevillea victoriae cuttings. This handsome Grevillea has proved to be one of the easiest to propagate from cuttings.

New on the Site:  Melaleuca steedmanii.


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