Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Soaking of the Soil

We have had recent rains these past weeks. Some decent, some not so decent. But the garden has been catered for, though it is starting to dry quickly now. The Rain Tanks are close to full though and we are … Continue reading

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Chocolate for Tuesday, Gran & Black Beans

Picture this – One night this past week,  . . . Mrs PP had dished a bit of salad out for Gran (you should read this post Gran’s Diabetic Garden first) who then immediately and carefully, pushes the cucumber and … Continue reading

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A Turtle in Our Backyard!

  I took a call at the office today from Mrs PP. She had a ‘problem’. The Little Fellas had got home from school and discovered a turtle in our backyard area. I posted about the turtles nesting this time … Continue reading

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October obs

1st week of October – hatchling Wood Ducks out and about at Eyre Park. 4 th Oct – First Diamond Back moth sighted. 5th Oct – first Orchard Swallowtail spotted in the garden. Twenty-eight Spotted Bugs around the garden. 6th … Continue reading

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Spinach Head

With the threat of eating too much of this  . . . and turning into one of these . . . I recently harvested a bunch of greens to blanch and freeze for easy additions to breakfast meals and other … Continue reading

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37 Shades of Red Geraniums

There is a geranium cutting staring at me from a jam jar of water near the kitchen sink. I’m doing the dishes, and this yellowing, leaf-dropping, cutting is crying out to be planted in the garden. GeRANiums. Gran loves them. … Continue reading

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Wattle

It’s that time of the year for a haircut. This prized possession in our backyard is Acacia longifolia. In our part of the world it is a declared weed because it has become naturalised and grows quickly in our sandy soil. … Continue reading

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