There were just a few little hot spots left burning over the past weekend after the bushfire swept through the hill opposite our property. Now all spots are dead and gone, so the threat is completely over.
Out in the garden I've been doing quite a bit of hand-watering, as it's our dry season here, and the drying winds have whipped again. I don't mind spending time watering though. To me it's the most relaxing time of the day. Here's a little of what I see while I'm out there.
But now ... for some flowers or plants that are suddenly missing from my garden.
Just last week I had noticed there was something wrong with the lowest tier of the rock garden beds. My patch of Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' appeared to have been eaten.
I then started noticing branches missing from the potted Euphorbias up on my courtyard garden. Well, I couldn't have that, so I barricaded the courtyard. Or so I thought. Wallabies should never be underestimated when they hungry and they find something rather delectable to their taste buds.
Well, despite my best efforts to protect this delicious plant over the last few days, this is what I found this morning.
This is what's left of my other Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' potted up with a Justicia carnea ... which apparently is not all that tasty!!
Then I found my poor Gomphrenas.
Yes, you horrors! Turn away from me and hide your faces. Don't you dare look me in the eye. Thieves! I've been sticking up for you for ages. Whenever anyone asks whether you are pests in my garden ... destructive little creatures ... I have always said 'NO!' Well that's all changed now. Even your friend the Kookaburra is ashamed of you.
Thankfully, there is a little bit of good news from my garden and I can end on a more cheery note. There's actually a bloom appearing for the very first time on my Callistemon ‘Pink Champagne', which has been in the ground now for almost two years and has done very, very little. But this is the promise of things to come.
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