Week 4 May 2015: Rain = 34.5 millimetres another welcome fall of rain spread over three days. We now have plenty of soil moisture.

A large Eucalyptus laevopinea, Eucalyptus melliodora and Hakea orthorrhyncha are all flowering. The Hakea is spectacular with masses of red flowers along the branches.

Potting on continued this week. A couple of weeks ago we had caught up with rooted cuttings in our propagating unit. This week more cuttings had produced roots and we potted on Eremophila “Aurea”, Melaleuca pentagona, Boronia Pink Passion” and Melaleuca violacea.

This week we had our new wall oven installed. Our previous oven expired which was a blessing in disguise as it was not a very efficient unit.

This week 13 plants found homes in the extension of our northern garden. The new plantings were mulched. We also sprayed weeds on the border of this garden with glyphosate.

Wildlife observation: This week we identified some Southern Whiteface birds in the garden. This was a new sighting and now our bird list exceeds 90 species. Another interesting sighting was a Yellow-tufted Honeyeater visiting the flowers of a Callistemon Endeavour near the house.

 

Garden Diary