Yesterday I filled up the ice-cream cabinet with soil, burying the dead possum in the process, and planted a new rhubarb plant on top. Today was the potatoes' turn and I now have 6 bags of sprouting spuds in the shade house. I'll take some photos when they poke some shoots through the soil.
|Clearing out the shade house - I pulled out all the plastic|
flooring and hosed it down. Old carpet would be better!
|Underneath the plastic were 'knots' of long skinny worms - some over|
30cm long - I thought they were threads to begin with
|You're looking for a leaf like this...|
|...with yellow roots and stems if you cut through the brown outer layer...|
|...and this type of growth|
|Flowering Darwin's barberry - September 2011|
Or this fly that let me get a photo before buzzing off...
It wasn't until I downloaded the photos to my computer this evening that I saw all the small white critters on the underside - can you spot any?
This beautiful orb spider is two steps away from the ranchslider so easy to keep an eye on it; the first photo shows the intricate detail on its abdomen and the second, taken after the sun went down, shows it keeping tabs on its web by resting one leg on a strand.