Saturday, March 16, 2013

A little March update

Salvias looking great all around the garden.

Cherry tomatoes still going strong in the tunnel.

For the birthday boy.

Birthday boy taking his first run grass carting down the hill.

Keira catching a ride back up the hill for another go.

A test for the eyes - a tiny jigsaw puzzle of a vintage world map.

Keith hard at work in his 'office'.

New mulch in front of the house.

Taking a walk in the mist.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Snakes alive!

According to wiki 
The Eastern Brown Snake is the second most venomous land snake in the world.

Sharyn & I were enjoying a pleasant morning tea when one slithered past our feet less than a couple of metres away.

He was hunting for lizards and had the scent of one behind  this rock wall.

While peering into a crevice between the rocks it suddenly thrashed it's body and disappeared completely. At the same time a copper backed lizard dashed out from the other side and headed for cover elsewhere.

The Eastern Brown emerged, still hungry, but ready to strike. Shortly afterwards it hide itself behind the same rock, waiting for the lizard to return.

I didn't do any wall building for a couple of days.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Garden in December

The garden has a few new ironstone walls, and some of the flowers are showing signs of recovery after the the 'roos have left. Early  morning is the best time to shoot - photos, not 'roos. The thyme and salvias are thriving - the 'roos tend to avoid them. Although, the strawberries behind are a favourite of theirs, we've put mesh over a small area, they can share the rest with the bower birds and currawongs.

This area close to the pizza oven is a favourite of mine, it shows the tiers of rock walls we've built to define areas for planting.

The herb garden - thyme, oregano, rosemary and sage, with a few curry plants, lemon thyme and mint hidden amongst them.

New rock wall lined with hebes and westringea.

Cales and I have been experimenting with concrete garden art. We started with a couple of spheres. They fit in well with the salvias, dianthus and ironstone.  The mulched areas will be massed with flowers eventually.

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