Trash’s comment yesterday had me doing a google search, which led me (eventually) right back to Gardening Australia. I’m all enthused about doing this with my freezer. It’s already de-gassed… that’s why it didn’t work in the first place… so I’m thinking this is the best way to go. Though Scott’s suggestion to use it as a coffin had a certain macabre appeal.
The photo of the pretty little white flowers is from a plant I bought on Thursday when I was killing time at Ceres. When we were at Foodnstuff’s garden, she had these native shrubs that were absolutely seething with bees. I really liked the look of both the flowers and the bees so I asked her what they were. She told me the botanical name but it’s much easier to remember the “normal” name: Flowergirl. I was rapt to see them in the nursery at Ceres, as well as some other plants very similar, so I snapped them up. The plan is to plant them near the apples. Imagine how many bees they’ll attract!
I also went out on a limb and bought a boronia. The fragrance of boronia is to die for, so I’m hoping that I don’t kill this one like the one I bought a decade or so ago. Maybe I’ll plant this near the clothesline so it’ll stay dry and it can make our sheets all boronia-scented…
Look at this! Bergamot! Home=made Earl Grey tea, anyone?
Here’s some more little Flowergirl-like plants. These ones are dwarf ones (a bit like Tyrion in Game of Thrones, but more attractive. Anyone else reading that series?) but I think they’ll still be useful pollinators. I have no idea where they’ll go, but I suppose in the fullness of time an idea will germinate. It’s the holidays now, so I have 2 full weeks of ME time.
Except for when I have to mark the year 12 practice exams in the last part of the holidays, but with only 9 students in my class this year, that shouldn’t take long.
Still very excited about the worm farm idea. I know how to live life on the edge, baby.