Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Rain Forest comes to Gwondanaland

With the water restrictions now largely lifted I decided to re-install some misters and a few drip irrigation points to my little patch of gwondanaland. I had left it pretty much to its own devices over the past few years but the hot weather we often get in february really hit the fern hard over the past couple of years, and I lost a couple of smaller tree ferns and some ground ferns. Hopefully this year the occasional misting will keep my little patch of rain forest vibrant, if nothing else it helps significantly cool the house on those baking hot days,

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thriving under Neglect

The two hot weeks back in febuary really fried the fern (the looked dead) and savaged pretty much everything in my Gwondanaland garden. I did refurbish the irrigation sprays, now that the water restrictions have been eased BUT I haven't used them regulalry instead the garden has had to struggle on under on its own. Well the spring rain bought on some nice new growth on the tree ferns and the gingko. Now everything is looking happy and healthy

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Already the Leaves are turning Yellow

While I haven't been posting in here lately I have been paying attention to the wealth fare of Gondwanaland. We had a bruising hot and dry spell in February, and all the tree ferns had the fronds burnt and it has taken a few months to get the the tree ferns sprotting and some signs of life back into my mini forest. Returning home form a long trip I was pleased by the splashes of yellow, especially the ginkgo.

Friday, February 07, 2014

That was some heat wave

The past few days has literally frizzled the tree fern canopy

Saturday, September 28, 2013

First leaves on the gingko

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The garden have been left to its own devices ove the past couple of years, and this year I was starting to worry about the gingkpo, which normally sprout a full cover of leaves to welcome spring but this year it was way behind the fruit trees and maples. I'm please to announce the delicate green leaves have appeared (its probably time to plant my tomatoes)

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Welcome to Spiderland

The dry summer heat has started in earnest yesterday and today saw a cloud of insects congregating in my little strip of Gondwanaland enjoying the humid micro climate. Then today with hours the open spaces where criss crossed with new spider webs and judging by the number or holes they had already done battle and eaten a number of those large buzzing blow flys.

BTW the Gondwanaland garden is on the south side of my house and it definitely cools the entrance and lower floor. Natural Air conditioning, at least while this ferny glade restrains some of its natural humidity.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

returning to gwondanaland

returning to gwondanaland
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It has been a while since I have blogged about my Cretaceous garden, because it has been left to solider on by itself. A classic case of gardening by neglect and in fact it has looked after itself rather well, albeit becoming a touch overgrown.

Admittedly the weather has been very kind, lots of rain, but i am impressed with how fast the ferns have recovered from the drought conditions of the past few years.