Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sunday drive

palm seeds
Took this photo on our Sunday drive - no reason, just because the colour was so lush - and one of those strange coincidinks has Stuart at Gardening for Dummies writing about his experiences with kentia palm seeds.

I don't know which variety of palm tree this was, just one of those whoppers that seem to abound in council reserves with waterfrontages.

The currawongs (?) (sigh... have to admit to not knowing my native birds either)were madly fishing through the palm but I couldn't see if they were eating the seeds or the insects.

The ducks and gulls were more interested in our fish and chips.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I'm back...

despite that brilliant last post in December, I had no offers to buy my blog so after almost expiring in the summer heat, along with my garden, parts of which did expire, I seem to be back.

We lost a few plants, my kangaroo paws planted in November curled up their toes, that's twice I've tried to grow them and have lost out so cross them off my list.

Over the school holidays GD helped me create a herb garden which seems to be doing OK - we are up to the armpits in basil - and in the process I moved a heap of jonquil bulbs which are now putting up green shoots (isn't it a bit early?) they hadn't flowered for a while so we'll see what they do in the new spot.

So next I divided some agapanthus and pulled out heaps of african iris one of those feral creatures that runs mad when allowed. Also divided some bromeliads and found this little fellow:
Doesn't he look in a contemplative mood, with chin on hand, wonder what he was thinking about - (no I didn't move his clump of plants)