Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Not much time for my blog over this past two weeks, son returned from overseas with his beautiful young lady Riya. Much of my time spent helping them find a place to live and then helping them get settled. So nice to have them back home, I'm looking forward to a wedding next year an exciting time for them both.
Posted by Gardening at the Junction at 09:28
Friday, October 14, 2011
Working at a wholesale nursery does have it's benefits, staff sales are where I buy my flower seedlings by the tray to re-plant my garden for summer colour. I bought Pansy and Petunia this week and have planted them in mass groups to add effect and colour to the garden.
Posted by Gardening at the Junction at 20:50
Friday, October 7, 2011
The wattle in Australia are the largest genus of flowering plants. There 1380 species of acacia in the world and Australia has about 985.
Wattles are natural pioneer plants, they are the first to germinate after fire or flood. Being nitrogen fixers they help enrich the soil and provide protection for other seedlings growing underneath in a natural succession of the bush.
The word wattle comes from green sticks called 'wattles' which were used to reinforce walls made of mud and clay. The clay was then packed in between and over the top of the wattles and allowed to dry. Acacia branches are very flexible and well suited to being used as wattles, hence the name wattle became associated with acacias.