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  • flowerweaver 20 Jan 2015
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    New bees and green cotton

    Photo-upload-422110?1421892811 Since the new year, we've had a half an inch of rain. Quite a few bluebonnets have sprouted and I am giving them supplemental water hoping for a beautiful field this year, having only had one last year. Sunday I had the good fortune of finding a bee swarm on the lawn of a local church where we...
    Clear 20°C / 68°F
  • Carol 18 Jan 2015
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    A Wild Ibis Visits the Ducks!

    Photo-upload-421969?1421667021 Last week we had an interesting visitor to the garden, a wild Sacred Ibis flew in. I was on the verandah when I heard a flap of wings, saw a white streak launch from the front fence to the garden then heard the ducks quacking warningly. I ventured to see what was happening. There was the S...
    Partly Cloudy 32°C / 90°F
  • janietta 20 Jan 2015
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    doctoring the woods; or industrial meets natural

    Photo-upload-422042?1421802166 This little woods was woefully unkempt. A gas pipeline and a major electric line parallel the road, with a 30 foot right of way that had been "kept up" by the utilities and the road crews. That whole section was full of multifloral roses, mile-a-minute vines, bittersweet vines, honeysuckle (non-n...
    Mostly Cloudy 0°C / 32°F
  • robertgreene 18 Jan 2015
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    Christmas Palm Tree - fronds falling off

    Something is eating through the base of the fronds. they falloff whole. what is it and how do i stop it?
    Sunny 18°C / 65°F
  • halhurst 20 Jan 2015
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    State of the garden

    Photo-upload-422031?1421780859 The garden has a long way to go, but there are already signs of prosperity. Tomato plants from last year I didn't get around to pulling up are flowering and setting green fruit. The pigeon pea I have been keeping as a mascot is in flower, and the long-suffering miniature climbing rose is puttin...
    Fog 13°C / 55°F
  • Carol 21 Jan 2015
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    Garden maintenance

    Photo-upload-422132?1421935311 It has taken me a few days to catch up journalling my garden activities of late. However, Monday I had a very productive day in the garden. Several days earlier the new solar pond fountain had arrived. As it was still the holiday period and I had interstate guests visiting I did not have a ...
    Light Rain Showers 26°C / 79°F
  • rainymountain 23 Jan 2015
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    El Nino winter

    Photo-upload-422172?1422057548 "West Columbia Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected. A Pineapple Express that's bringing a copious amount of rain to the B.C. coast has spilled moisture over to the North and West Columbia regions in the form of snow. Snowfall accumulations could locally reach 15 centimetre...
    Snow 0°C / 32°F
  • rainymountain 18 Jan 2015
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    St Fagans: the Rosary garden

    Photo-upload-421903?1421610000 Photos: The very impressive gate to the Rosary garden; the less impressive garden beyond. After this I was totally unprepared for the next garden visit, The Welsh National Botanical Garden.
    Overcast 1°C / 34°F
  • Motherhen 20 Jan 2015
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    Winter pruned the wisteria.....

    Photo-upload-422013?1421764182 and emptied the bird box

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