Spring Tidy Up

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According to the neighbour we had around 12mm of rain overnight. The morning looked something like this at one point, and then did this  .  That’s our Amazing Albany!

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The back garden has been tidied up quite a bit and the rabbits and guinea pigs shifted around and bedding refreshed. There are still two free range g-pigs lurking close by to their captive friend. Robert the guinea pig is a little closer to the house and still sings for his supper.

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I planted out some bean seeds and squash today. Along with generous scatterings of flower seeds – Cosmos, marigold, hollyhock. Lettuce and dill have been scattered around also to grow where opportunity arises. Pumpkin seeds are germinating from patches where compost has been applied. Avocado seeds are starting to split with the warmer weather. The Walking Stick Cabbages are looking vibrant and putting on new growth which is much appreciated by the rabbits.

The wattles are filling out their pods. The Sydney Golden Wattle is nearly due for cutting back and mulching. It has very fine pods at the moment. I’ll wait a little longer to benefit from the extra nitrogen in the pods. Then it will get cut back. Some fed to the rabbits and the rest mulched for building the soil.

Some compost worms went up to the neighbours today to do some work up there. The other neighbour ventured out to his garden to get some exercise and fresh air.

The kikuyu got slashed back yesterday so I can get a better look at the lay of the land for planning out the next stages. The compost bins got shifted also and are nearly full to the top already. In this weather they should have sunk down quite a bit in a day or two.

One thought on “Spring Tidy Up

  1. Rabbits eat the pods of Sydney golden wattle? That can’t taste good. How are the pods used for fertilizer without the seeds germinating everywhere? Those seem like odd uses for wattles. I suppose we use what we have. We do not have Sydney golden wattle. The only acacia here is the extremely invasive Acacia dealbata, which most of us want to cut down and kill faster than we worry about how to use it. We might use the firewood, but would not mind leaving it out to rot either. Sydney golden wattle is sometimes seen in landscapes, and does not seem to be invasive here. It happens to be one of my favorite acacias. It is quite pretty. (Acacia dealbata is pretty too, but it is such a serious problem!)

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