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!
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.
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.