Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Welcome Autumn/Fall

This is my all-time favourite time of year. Honest! I love this time of the year because it's nice and cold at night and warm during the day, and I can start planning what I need to do over Winter.

However this Winter, I've got my work cut out for me. 

Neighbours over my back fence threw feces over my fence and now I have to be very careful how I repot anything. I don't know if it was human or animal poo, but it was disgusting and no matter who I spoke to, nobody wanted to deal with it - and I had to clean it up. Living in a townhouse/unit complex, it's not my job to clean up this kind of thing; it the site manager's job. And he wouldn't do it.

So, this Winter, I have to wear rubber gloves, a mask and clothes I'm willing to part with if needs be. I know that sounds like I'm overthinking this, but really, I'm not.

Anyway, I've found that my sun-loving Bromeliad has got a pup. And this time around, I'm keeping the Mum - unlike last time where I tossed her out. Yes, I'm hoping to expand my garden more with plants I do love; and I love the sun-loving breed of this plant. 
And the Agapanthus has got a new pup now too. Now, instead of seven, I've got eight, thanks to all that rain we've gotten over the past couple of months. The Ficus is going well; and it loves being where it is, taking its time to stretch itself to the top of the fence; it's going onto its sixth month being here. 

Just last night, I spotted a possum sitting on the fence looking at me. He's a regular who walks along the fence, and so I went inside and grabbed him a couple of bananas (these were over-ripe ones I have sometimes) and pealed them for him, broke it in half and handed it to him. His little paw touched my hand as he took it from me... so cute! And I lined the side fence with the other broken pieces of the other banana. He spent the rest of the night eating those. Such a busy little guy. I feed him - and other possums - bananas because food becomes scarce at this time of year, and they start really fighting over the smallest things.  Well, until my next post, happy gardening.   

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