Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Blooming Wattle

Garden Log 20 Jul 08:

The Wattle tree by the front entrance of the house
is in full bloom...

Not warming up much yet!
Lowest min -2.2C
Lowest max 9C Brrrrr!
Highest max 13.8C
5mm rain

Planted this week:

Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora *
Mountain Pepper Tasmannia lanceolata
Muntries Kunzea pomifera *
Nitre Bush Nitraria billardieri *
Aussie Bushfood plants seeds from Outback Chef

Onion: Creamgold (long keepers) ~ Digger's Seeds
Onion: Red Stem Welsh ~ Green Harvest
Lettuce: Rouge d'Hiver ~ Diggers Seed
Lettuce: Green Cos ~ DT Brown
Lettuce: Red Coral ~ Eded Seeds
Silverbeet: 5 Colour Mix ~ Diggers Seed
Silverbeet: Rhubarb Chard ~ Phoenix Seeds
Borage ~ Select Organic Seeds
Daisy: Everlasting Pink Helipterum roseum ~ Diggers Seed
Strawberry: Alpine Fragaria vesca ~ New Gippsland Seeds & Bulbs
Yam Bean Pachyrrhizus erosus ~ Eden Seeds*
Flinder's Range Wattle Acacia iteaphylla ~ Home Saved Seeds
Evening Primrose ~ Herb Society(? very old seeds but we shall see how they go!)
Those marked * are inside by the sunny window.
The rest are outside in the old hot house or shade house.

After cleaning out my seed box (yet again) I scattered flower seeds around the pond in the Main Veg Garden if these grow with coming rain they will provide habitat for beneficial insects in spring:
Nigella Persian Jewels ~ DT Brown
Nigella Miss Jekyll Blue ~ DT Brown
Alyssum Pastel Carpet Mixed ~ DT Brown
Californian Poppy Single Mixed ~ DT Brown
Phacelia Tanacetifoli ~ Diggers Seeds
DT Brown seed is sold at cheap/discount shops in SA and sometimes they have flower seed out at half price! eek

The down side is that these seeds come from UK...that's a long way for a packet of seed to travel...good reason to save my own seeds or source from local seed saving groups.


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