Week 4 May 2008: No rain this week

Our propagating unit is working well even during the colder weather. This week we potted on seedlings of Isopogon petiolaris, Eucalyptus pulverulenta “Baby Blue” and Eucalyptus orbifolia. Isopogon petiolaris is a ground covering species that grows, in sandstone country, around Warialda, west of Yallaroo. We also potted on some struck cuttings of the rare Asterolasia from the Tamworth area.

A flock of Brown-headed Honeyeaters visited one of our birdbaths during the week. They have become regular visitors to this particular birdbath.

Digging holes, planting and mulching continued in our Triangle Garden this week. This month 121 plants have found homes in this garden.

A female Satin Bowerbird visited Yallaroo one day this week. This is the first time that we have observed a Bowerbird and takes our bird list to 91 species.

Over the years we have planted many Eucalyptus leucoxylon specimens in the garden. This week they began their annual flowering. One particular plant is covered in large red flowers. This species is an ideal Eucalypt for suburban gardens because of its small size.

One day towards the end of the week members of the Guyra Garden Club visited Yallaroo. We had an enjoyable time and members left with bags of cuttings.  

New on the Site: Acacia sophorae, Acacia "Yallaroo", Adiantum species Ammobium alatum, Astartea fascicularis  and  Avicennia marina.

 

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