The hot weather brings forth to mind the need for water. It has been a dry summer so far and the new plants are struggling a little. We have a rainwater tank which is full but as yet no irrigation pipes in place. I have planted about 70 native plants around the property, for wind breaks and screening. They are all encased in their little green plastic protective barrier held in place with 3 bamboo stakes, which helps to protect them from wind damage, bunnies and also provides a moister environment to try and keep them alive in drought. It's hard work stomping around a few acres with a bucket 70 times to water, so instead we have devised a much easier system.....
Here is Helga in the field, making our lives easier. See how dry it is at the moment. But amazingly, of those 70 plants in their green plastic houses, only 3 have turned up their toes. Good eh.
There was quite a ruckus this morning in the tall trees. These are Carnaby's Black Cockatoos, or White Tailed Black Parrots. They are endemic to WA and are huge birds, about half a metre in length. They are around at the moment because they love to chomp on gumnuts which are prolific in the trees at present.
Another day in paradise. :-)