Welcome to our 2015 P2 Garden!

Garden 12Autumn has arrived and the P2 garden has been pruned and weeded and dug over. Let’s get out there, put our gloves on and plan what we’d like to grow for this cooler season.
Maybe some broccoli or cabbage? Maybe beans, peas and some salad greens? We have lots of options and lots to do!
Then there’s the many vertical garden beds….!

Australian Succulents!

The following website is dedicated to increasing the awareness, appreciation, conservation and cultivation of Australian native succulent plants.
This type of plant has been living successfully in our vertical garden pods with very little watering or attention. A very hardy type of plant indeed, ideal for surviving in harsh Australian conditions!
http://www.australiansucculents.com/

The P2 garden is awakening from its Summer Slumber!

Now that the (extremely) hot weather is behind us, we are slowly venturing back into the overgrown garden. We have weeded beds, cut back and watered plants and have also painstakingly collected the seeds from the flowering parsley plants. The garden is on the move again and a meeting of the Garden Club is (almost!) upon us!

By the way…..

Since we may not see our feathered visitors for a while, I thought I’d post a few retrospective pics of baby Tawny taken about a month ago. How quickly they grow up!

Our baby Tawny is almost ready to fly!

Baby Tawny is almost ‘fledged’now and will soon begin a new life of its own. We can only hope that the family return to visit us whenever possible and that maybe next year, Mum and Dad Tawny will nest again in our playground! You can see in this recent photo, Mum and Dad sitting together – I sense this is a sign that something is about to change. We have been very privileged to have had such a special encounter with these magnificent Australian animals.

A new addition to our playground!

We are very proud to announce a new addition to our P1 playground – the arrival of a very cute and fluffy baby Tawny Frogmouth! We have been watching with anticipation of the impending arrival and today the Mum or Dad Tawny Frogmouth was seen off the nest for the first time since nesting began in August, revealing a very cute little baby. We look forward to watching the progress of the chick over the next few weeks!

Prep Bird Watchers!

Father bird watching Preps

Preps watching father bird!

Mother bird watching Preps

Preps watching mother bird!

 

 

Mrs Gannan’s Preps were out in the playground having a close look at our magnificent feathered guests, while the Tawny Frogmouths were having a close look at the Preps!

The male bird was quite defensive and was doing his best to camouflage by looking like a branch of the tree. The female bird on the nest also kept a close eye on the Preps, but she had nothing to worry about – they looked intently and with great interest and then quietly left to let mother bird incubate her eggs!