Sunday, September 28, 2014

A trip to Lambley gardens

 Yesterday, with the kids having a sleep over at my parent's house, we decided to hit the road, and visit Lambley gardens and nursery, in Ascot, near Clunes in central Victoria.  It was a beautiful day, and the bees were buzzing in the avenue of flowering cherries.
 There is a mix of edibles and ornamentals, with an emphasis on dry tolerant plants.
 The homestead

A nice day out, didn't buy any plants, but I had ordered some for my new garden beds from there a little while ago, and they were very speedy with delivery.  I think it would be great to visit in autumn too.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Climate Action rally

 Here we are, yet again having a rally for action on climate change.  Today, in Geelong, we were part of a worldwide event to call on our leaders to act now on climate change.  Our prime minister decided not to attend the UN's emergency Climate Change Summit in New York.
 The girls and I walked/rode bikes down to the rally at Geelong's waterfront.  There was a good turnout, and it was a beautiful day.
I wonder how much longer we'll have to attend events like this?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cat thyme

I've never seen a cat go crazy for cat mint, but 2 little pots of cat thyme from Diggers arrived this morning, and I just noticed that Jonty has discovered them.  One has been knocked off the back porch, the other is being, hmm,  enjoyed by her.  Better get out and plant them before they are destroyed.