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rain has halted watering - Yay!

Category: general growing conditions | Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:50 pm

Just when you think you'll be watering for ever a tropical cyclone comes down the west coast and brings with it warm rain.

You know what that means? A sleep in!

I love it! All watered at once.
Oh, I bet all the grass grows again. Ohhhhh.....

Did you realise it was a total of 4 days between the last mowing sessions in the vege patch. It had grown about 4 inches in that time. Not fair.

Luck we've got a lawnmower!

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keeping the grass mowed

Category: critters in the patch | Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:13 pm

I'm constantly amazed at how fast the lawn grows in springtime.

I've just mowed again through and around the veggie patch. I'm going to keep it down to keep the worry of the resident tiger snake down.

The bantams are apparently laying an egg a day each (we have three of them!) and we haven't been getting to them before the snake does! That seems to indicate it's still around. It's going to be a worry digging potatoes this year. They're very tall and leafy at the moment. I'm being very careful walking past that bed.

The upside though, is it all looks great!

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Spring flowers the bees love in my garden

Category: critters in the patch | Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:02 pm

my happy honey bee ( photo / image / picture from debbieteale's Garden )

Bottlebrush flower ( photo / image / picture from debbieteale's Garden )

pretty pink wattle flower ( photo / image / picture from debbieteale's Garden )

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Tiger Snake in the vegie patch!

Category: critters in the patch | Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:03 am

I wish I had a photo of the look on my face when I came boot to face with one of our most dangerous critters on the planet! I was watering on Saturday morning, not really thinking about much except how great it was all looking, when I looked down about 30 centimeters from my boot, right next to a wooden sleeper edge to the bed, and there was a Tiger Snake basking in the sun. Luckily it was pretty overcast, and fairly cool, so it didn't have a lot of get up and go in it. I didn't even realise I'd moved, when I found myself about 4 metres away. Oh boy! What a fright. It had gone by the time I'd gathered my senses and remembered to keep an eye on it. Needless to say, we spent most of that day clearing away all excess grass from the gardens, and picking up and mowing. It looks great now, but I'm still getting over it. Today I had another scare with a skink, and they're not even poisonous! I was apparently between it and it's bolthole, so it ran straight towards me to get to it. (Under a caravan) I'm still getting over that one. They do say things come in threes......

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