..... my not so exciting ventures into gardening, self sufficiency, getting solar electricity & hot water & pretty much life in general in a small country town .....

Friday, November 18, 2011

What's in the Box?

Yay my plants arrived

60 Microphyllia Microphyllia or Korean Buxus

30 Red Robin Photinia

Now just have to put up the colourbond fence they are going in front of as a 3 step hedge.
Dark Grey Colourbond Fence, then a row of Photinia,
a row of Blue & White dwarf Agapanthus then the Korean Buxus.

Now I know what's eating the beans!

Darn it, this morning I spotted (no pun intended) 2 x 28 spotted ladybirds chewing merrily away on my beans.

Quickly picked them off & sent to school with DD for show & tell.

But where there are 2, there are going to be a lot more :(

Any solutions for control apart from handpicking?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Caterpillar Update - It has been Named & Shamed!

Thanks to Pumpkin Patch from http://www.simplesavings.com.au/, I now have a name for this critcher!

Drumroll please.....it is the larvae of a Large Citrus Butterfly also known as an Orchard Swallowtail.

The adult butterfly looks like this


Quite pretty considering what it starts out like.

Rob Bob also from Simple Savings calls the caterpillars "bird poo"

Thanks for your help PP & RB - Cheers

Friday, April 8, 2011

White Caterpillars - What Next???

If anyone knows the name of this creature found chomping away on my new Eureka Lemon, please let me know.

Mr Google wasn't much use...

There were 5 caterpillars on the tree but they were very smartly turned into chook food!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year - bit late but who cares!

Hope Everyone has a fantastic New Year