Monthly Archives: October 2011

The First Cicada

Just a quick note for I have just heard the first cicada for the season. Always a nice sign that the warmer weather is here. Not that I need any reminding. Yesterday and today have been rather hot. Too hot … Continue reading

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Goodbye Grevillea

Today I removed my favourite grevillea. It was a Grevillea olivacea with yellow flowers and each winter it was covered – COVERED! – in nectar rich flowers that brought the birds in from everywhere. Unfortunately, after its abundant flowering this … Continue reading

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Compost Bins

Here are some further notes and observations following my notes on building up sandy soils for gardening. I have used compost bins over the years and had moderate success. They have a purpose depending on your situation and the amount … Continue reading

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More on Solar Power

In a previous post I wrote about my concerns for solar power/inverters. The link below is for an older web-page (2009) where someones done their sums. What interested me about this article however is the information given regarding how the … Continue reading

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The Moaning Frog

This is a Moaning Frog, otherwise known as Heleioporus eyrei or just plain Jack the Frog. It might also be fittingly called a Sandy Soil Frog because that is where it is found, as well as in trailers of garden … Continue reading

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My tips for Gardening in Sandy Soils

So, a brief bit about gardening in sand, for that is really what our garden is built on. Very fine, grey, water repelling sand. As I have made note in other posts, I have found between the garden I had … Continue reading

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Garden Update – Early October

Last week was fairly eventful really. So a bit to put down here. Firstly, I went out to the property my brother has been “house sitting”. He had a heap of soil delivered there and wasn’t using it so over … Continue reading

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