Been a little while since I've reported on how our paddock garden is going. We've had to stop planting since around December and have spent many evenings watering new plants. Thankfully, during January, we've had a fair amount of rain - a lot more than last year, and the highest January rainfall since we started recording it back in 2014. This has … [Read more...] about Our Paddock Garden update
It's been months since we've been able to do any new planting in the paddock. We've just kept the existing plant life alive during the hot and dry summer and much of our Autumn, to date, has been dry too. We did have a lovely almost 20mm of rain nearly two weeks ago but that's all. I shared the post below from the Australian Butterfly … [Read more...] about Planting Grasses in the Paddock
With a forecast of a beautiful pre-Spring day of 18C and blue skies, Graham and I decided to spend most of the day in the garden. But before we got started we went to visit a local reserve where wild orchids and other beautiful but miniature plants grow. He'd not seen it before and it was the perfect way to start the day. Came back home for a cuppa … [Read more...] about Beautiful Saturday
But not so much for us. We're building a Garden for Wildlife Habitat and already have a variety of wild birds, possums, foxes, lizards, skinks and frogs that live here. Some birds are seasonal. We get the occasional wombat passing through - not that we've seen it, just the evidence that it has been here. Also wallabies and kangaroos visit and while … [Read more...] about Danger in the garden!
Went and bought up a few more plants for the native bush area of our paddock project today. It's going to be very wet and windy over the weekend but today was lovely and sunny, with just a bit of a breeze. So I took three hours off from work to purchase new plants and then get them in the ground. Graham came out to help me for a short while and … [Read more...] about Planting and protection