Category Archives: Diary: Rain and Planting and Observations of Wildlife
Elsa Koala visits Moggill
On 22nd June the Land For Wildlife program (run by Brisbane City Council) hosted a breakfast at our place to to promote a deeper knowledge of koalas and to showcase our bush revegetation efforts. 30 or more people attended on a … Continue reading
Squillions of toads
Following the flood in January 2013 the dam was full to overflowing and lovely to behold. We were unaware that this had set the scene for a vast hatchery… for cane toad tadpoles. One day we noticed a large black … Continue reading
Mulch from Heaven
January 2013 brought Cyclone Oswald. As well as rain in excess of 400 mms there were strong winds over several days. At the height of the storm the cyclone tore at the vegetation such that showers of leaves, bark, branches rained … Continue reading
To deal with paralysis ticks we have tried buying guinea fowl but so far their diet of ticks must be miniscule. When we go out gardening we apply insect repellent to our hats as well as our bodies – but we still get … Continue reading
60 days without rain
On 14th September it will be about 60 days without rain – we had a wonderful 24ml on 14th July. So here am I, looking my usual glamorous self, as I head off to hand water another lot of plants. … Continue reading
Golly they’ve grown!
There has been amazing growth of the plants in the bays since the flood 2011. In 1 year and 1 month (from May/June 2011 to June/July 2012) the plants have shot up as these 2 photos show. Gums, wattles, she-oaks, … Continue reading
Mulch, Glorious Mulch!
I’m pretty sure that I have read the heading for this post somewhere else…but it really does apply to Ian’s attitude. When it comes to gardening, nothing makes Ian as happy as spreading mulch around plants. This time he arranged for a … Continue reading
Off With Their Heads!
In May the Cocos Palms come down, all six of them, with a little help from family, friends and a great neighbour. Cocos Palms have become prolific since they were introduced from Brazil. The following website lists the many good … Continue reading
Weather Still warm enough to be swimming in the home pool and for Ian to need to keep grass and weeds constantly in check (mowing and spraying). Anzac Day brings the first cool weather. I think I like Autumn best out of … Continue reading
Weather The weather is pleasantly hot this Jan, Feb and March. There are none of those stretches of over 40 degrees so we hardly use the air-conditioner. Admittedly we are very used to working hard in the first part of … Continue reading