Monday, October 27, 2008

Minerals for Perth soils.

Yesterday we went to the Gardening Australia expo. I found another source of minerals to improve sandy soils..
Sand remedy is made by the company that has taken over the Swan Garden (permaculture) garden centre in Midvale.
They are The Green Life Soil Co. at Lot 40, Farrall Road, Midvale. (9250 4575).
Eco-growth also produces a mineral mix which is sold through their own website or from Gardeners Direct.
Dawson's Garden World may be selling it soon, too.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Spring heat.

This beautiful orchid was in the forest last Sunday, somewhere off Albany Highway in Ashendon. Seems like a good area for looking at wildflowers. It's not very easy to find somewhere to pull off the road though.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Frogs aren't very clever.

When Paul opened the bonnet of the car to check the water at a service station, there was a frog perched up on the wiper-washer bottle. It had been for a drive at least 15 kms. He sprayed it with some water and hopefully it removed itself later when he got home and left the hood open for a few hours.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ashendon Road off Mount Dale Road.

Trigger plant.
Out beyond Midgigooroo National Park there are amazing exposed granite rocks. These are sacred sites so no public access is allowed, but some of the surrounding forest is well worth wandering around to look at some of the wildflowers.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Whale watching off Fremantle.

We went out to check out some hump-back whales off the coast yesterday. I'd never seen a whale before. I have still only seen bits of a few from a distance, but I figure that's a pretty good start!