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Thanks for visiting my blog. I welcome you to take your time and browse , visiting my bush garden and discovering the wonders of my city within a national park; Blue Mountains National Park. Via my blog you will travel with me through the successes, trials and tribulations of gardening on a bush block. I share with you my patchwork & quilting, knitting, paper crafts, cooking and life in general.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

This Month In The Garden - March

It's been a while since I've posted about my garden, simply because a) it can be a bit repetitive and b) there's been a few disasters which are repetitive (read possums, birds, antichinus, and who knows what else eating the fruits of my labour).

But here's a little surprise...somethings I've grown for the first time and have had some success with.
 The above is the flower of the galangal plant, which is I think related to the gingers and has the most exotic scent. I literally watched this bloom open before my very eyes.  The flowers I must say, are short lived but their fragrance can be experienced from metres away. 

My other success has been the curry leaf tree.
It too flowered and I'm waiting to harvest the seeds so I can propagate them. 
These plants can become weedy so the flowers or seeds need to be removed and disposed of before the birds spread the pods far and wide.
We've had a pretty wet and at times cold summer, and it wasn't until last week that I spotted dragonflies in our garden.
This male, I'm pretty sure he's a Male Common Glider Dragonfly - Tramea loewii, stayed still long enough for me to take a 'point-and-shoot' shoot.

It looks like he may have tangled with a spider's web.

Here in the southern hemisphere we're gearing up for the Autumn Equinox! And an early Easter.

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