The ABC recently ran a competition for insect photos. Here are the winners and many others (how do they separate them?) photos here - hit the 'switch to big picture mode' for the best view.
05/12/10 Freya and garden beds - wet start to the summer.
Re-doing beds 2 (rt middle) and 3 (left).
Bed 2 has been planted with heirlom radish, perpetual spinach, corn F1 Swt. White, dwarf French beans and silverbeet.
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Mud glorious mud. We have had a lovely day in it today. How are you? Muddy too?
Isn’t it really heartening to see how people are putting in to help others during this flood? Today a couple of us were helping to resurrect the Jane St Community Garden in West End. Across the road businesses that had been submerged were a hive of activity with staff and volunteers…Continue
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Well after watching the rain for how many weeks now and pretty much everything being dead in the vegie patch except for weeds of course. Today I sat out under the verandah, filled some jiffy pots with seed raising mix and planted a whole lot of seeds so hopefully when the rain eventually stops I will be all ready to go.
Checked one of the worm farms and added some more food, not much else that can be done on these rainy days.
Just started in Australia, follows the River Cottage experience in UK. It might be a solution for landless renters for starters or even for families with not enough land for their needs or even for we oldies if we get beyond working our own gardens. I'm member number 36 and I would love to have some BLF members join in.
Well it has been the rainiest December in history and everyone is getting very sick of it. My yard is very wet and you squelch wherever you walk... unless it is mud then you slide. The chicken pen is a slurry and a fair few spots are underwater. Lavendar looks especially bedraggled compared to the others.
I'm worried that if the rain doesn't stop soon some of the fruit trees will end up dieing from being waterlogged but nothing has succumbed yet although the new…Continue
I’ve never blogged before. I figure it might be a good way to keep track of what I’m doing with my veggie beds each season, since I seem to be rubbish at keeping notes as I go. So, this might be a good time to start as my beds are going to have a rest while we are away for a month, then I’ll be starting…Continue
My new vegie garden is AMAZING! All the rain and the awesomely furtile soil has allowed the seeds and plants to grow like triffods (but without the funny sound and thankfully they don't leave the garden to kill people).
My corn and amaranth is chest high - oh and the amaranth tastes good (a bit like silverbeet but better). The NZ spinach I got from the West End community garden is flourishing and huge! My lettuce, rocket, tatsoi and bok choi are all growing so well. I have 4…Continue
December 4th & its rained every day, we've had 60mm+ in four days but not nearly as much as other areas. Never known such a wet spring ,record rain for Aug,Sept & Oct, have had to re think the gardening as its normally hot & dry with veg browing off.
Garlic not behaving normally, planted in March & usually dies off Oct/Nov, only small bulbs but OK, this year the plants have not formed bulbs, infact they are like small leeks, with all the growth in the stem…Continue