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Happy Easter!

The small eggs were found in 1970 in Cabbio, Ticino in the one store there.

The small eggs were found in 1970 in Cabbio, Ticino in the one store there.

Fading fast

Fading fast

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pink ones under cover.

pink ones under cover.

Autumn leaves  vary in colour and are quite pink under cover.

Autumn leaves vary in colour and are quite pink under cover.

Studio in background

Studio in background

Couldn’t resist posting these autumn leaves and showing you the eggs I’d hidden away, and finally discovered.

Happy Easter to you all!

 

 

Shades of Autumn:

The Virginia creeper is turning.

The Virginia creeper is turning.

Pineapple Salvia

Pineapple Salvia, that really smells of pineapple.

Looking up.

Looking up.

Autumn delight

Autumn delight

Such colour!

Such colour!

Thanks for your visit, hope you enjoyed a little Autumn colour.

Thanks for your visit, hope you enjoyed a little Autumn colour.

Time to garden:

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Tomatoes, our staple

A new tiny snail, I haven't seen before.

A new tiny snail, I haven’t seen before.

A gentle change

A gentle change

The Acer drops seeds and the seedling are being potted up.

The Acer drops seeds and the seedling are being potted up.

Roses still blooming

Roses still blooming

Looking up

Looking up

Autumn colour

Autumn colour

Delicate semi-shade plants

Delicate semi-shade plants

In Victoria known as Virginian Creeper, in Tasmania known as Boston Ivy. These creepers are growing on the water tanks.

In Victoria known as Virginian Creeper, in Tasmania known as Boston Ivy. These creepers are growing on the water tanks.

Chilli plant in front of zucchini

Chilli plant in front of zucchini

Verbena, still a few jewels to be found.

Verbena, still a few jewels to be found.

Baby cyclamen, treasures .to be nurtured

Baby cyclamen, treasures .to be nurtured

Finally, figs for the birds and us. Thanks for your visit, Barbara

Finally, figs for the birds and us. Thanks for your visit, Barbara

 

Summer Shade house:

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25mm Saddles with screws, self tappers 10Gx25mm

This week has seen the construction of our shade house. Chris has planned it all, and slowly, slowly it is emerging. We bought the poly-pipe when the watering system was installed, some months ago.

Large 50mm irrigation pipe was cut and loops were formed by putting them onto star pickets. White 25mm PVC water pipes have been added to made the whole thing more stable. (ends have been capped.) These details are added for any of you who are thinking of constructing one for yourselves. Forecasts for our Australian summer are for hot and dry weather. We’ll get the shade cloth over this construction, after I get the whole area planted and sorted. One end will be just for the raspberries, the other end for asparagus, and the centre area for other vegetables.