It has been a slow start to the Summer season here in Australia with lots of rainfall and cold temperate days. The sun has been sneaking its way out behind the clouds, but I still earn to feel the warmth of sun this season. The garden has been growing nicely with fresh new growth from the season past. The Summer flowering trees have started to bloom, and the blueberries have started to form fruit.
These next few weeks will be a time for me to really get back into the garden. Having holidays is a bit of a rarity for me, and it is wonderful to spend my days outside in the garden. I have made a few discoveries which I never would have seen if I were away at work. One example is the Kookaburra who sits on my clothesline every afternoon around 12pm and hunts for worms in the grass.
Another magical discovery at the farm was this beautiful Bowerbird nest. If you ever discover a collection of blue items in your garden it is likely the Bowerbird has been gathering these pretty items. From Spring, the male Bowerbird begins to build his impressive structure in the hopes to attract a mate. This is a rare courtship behaviour unique to these native birds. Since early September this bower has been intact, and the male Bowerbird has been busy each day singing and attracting mates. Amongst the vibrant blue string, he has even collected the soft yellow paper daisy flowers of the Bracteantha.
As always there are so many jobs on my ‘to-do-list‘ and each day I want to get more and more done. However, I need your help! Below is a quick poll of a few suggestions of what I should focus on next. Let me know what you would like to see on this blog and in a potential video very soon!
Until next time, happy gardening!
By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs