Months & Seasons

  • January hot, often wet.
  • February still hot
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June shortest days. Warm sunny days, cold nights.
  • July days start getting longer. Warm sunny days, cold nights.
  • August early Spring. Can be very dry. Dry westerly winds.
  • September Spring. Can be very dry.
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • Update July 2014

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    Weather has been very cold, windy and dry. Days are getting longer, sun moving south. Eastern beds 13/7/2014 – Narrowed bed 2 and moved bed 1 away from the side of the pool, leaving a new path. Found ginger and a large red sweet potato. Cleared nasturiums, planted parsley seedlings. Tomatoes starting to fruit. Plan… Read more

    July Posts, Garden Jobs & Reminders

    Aloe Vera

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    I bought one small Aloe Vera in 2010… From that one, I now have many plants. The aloe vera is the one plant that thrives just about anywhere and can withstand the wind. I plant it anywhere there is a gap so that there is some handy for ant and wasp bites. The flowers are a… Read more

    June Posts, Garden Jobs & Reminders, Plants (A-Z)

    Kangaroo Paw

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    I planted two Kangaroo Paws in a hurry on the native strip in March 2011 before I went away for 3 weeks.  They grew steadily through the winter but were doing nothing much when we went away in early September.  Six weeks later (mid-October), we returned to this… and this… It’s a west-facing wall –… Read more

    Natives (A-Z), October Posts, Garden Jobs & Reminders