Sunday, 27 July 2014

End of July- best flowering plants

Acacia acinacea

Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Too small to have an impact yet but our two small Grevillea plants are covered in flowers and show much promise. Their flowers stay on the plant over an extended period of time and are a valuable source of food for nectar-feeding birds. The acacias are just beginning to flower. In about two weeks from now they will enlighten the whole embankment. We have two species: Acacia acinacea and Acacia pycnantha.
The next working bee is planned for Tuesday, August 5th but we need to look at the long-term weather forecast before we make it official.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Working bee Monday July 7th 2014

Midwinter and a lovely sunny morning for Stationeers: Roger, Ed. Margaret Noble, Thomas and Ros. We enjoyed the sunshine, the beauty of the garden and each others' company as we worked. It was interesting to observe the way shadows cast by the buildings opposite fall across the embankment at different times of the morning. Taller buildings would cast a shadow for most of the morning and have a significant effect on plant growth.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Working Bee July 2014

July Working Bee: Monday 7th at 10:00 am
Meet in Pin Oak Crescent near the tap as usual. Tasks include light weeding, collecting the inevitable detritus, particularly Myki receipts, watering under the station and a little planting if time and numbers permit. BYO gloves and hand tools.